JUN 12 | 8 PM
Recently honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Latin music superstar Ana Gabriel is beloved by fans and critics alike. With a career spanning more than 45 years and 28 studio albums, and hits such as “Cosas del Amor” and “Quién Como Tú,” Gabriel is sure to wow audiences in her Wolf Trap debut. The all-women mariachi-fusion band Flor de Toloache opens the show.
ABOUT ANA GABRIEL
Ana Gabriel, affectionately known to her fans as La Luna de América, is a legendary Mexican singer who throughout her career has become one of the most important global ambassadors of Mexican music. In her 45 years in the industry, Gabriel has greatly influenced music, not only in Mexico but in Latin America and around the world.
In 1974, she debuted with her first professional performance. Since then, she has conquered the world’s most prestigious stages, with her timeless songs recorded in styles such as bolero, ballad, and mariachi. She has also collaborated with such greats as Vicente Fernández, Pedro Fernández, Vikki Carr, Plácido Domingo, Jose Luis Perales, and Juan Gabriel.
Possessing one of Mexico’s most recognizable and expressive voices, this icon continues energetically bringing her music to audiences across Latin America.
Ana Gabriel, La Luna de América, es una artista que, con su inigualable voz y a lo largo de su trayectoria, se ha convertido en embajadora indiscutible de la música mexicana. En sus 45 años de carrera artística ha influenciado notablemente la música no solo en México sino en Latinoamérica y el mundo entero.
Fue en el año 1974 cuando la cantante debutó en los escenarios y desde entonces ha obtenido múltiples reconocimientos, gracias a la maestría con la que interpreta géneros como el bolero, la balada y el mariachi. Durante su exitosa carrera, Ana Gabriel, ha colaborado con artistas de la talla de Vicente Fernández, Pedro Fernández, Vikki Carr, Plácido Domingo, José Luis Perales, Juan Gabriel, entre otros.
Gabriel es sin lugar a duda, uno de los más grandes referentes de la música mexicana, un ícono que ha demostrado a nivel mundial que su talento no tiene límites.
Con 21 albums grabados, ha recibido innumerables reconocimientos y nominaciones a los premios mas importantes de la industria de la música incluyendo 29 nominaciones a Premios Lo Nuestro de las cuales ha recibido 13 premios, quatro nominaciones a los Latin Grammy y una nominación a los premios Grammy.
ABOUT FLOR DE TOLOACHE
Having performed at Coachella and on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert, this Latin Grammy-winning, New York-based ensemble is one of the finest all-female mariachi groups on the planet. Flor de Toloache began as a trio named for the delirium-inducing Mexican flower used as a love potion for generations. As they have grown in notoriety, the band has expanded to as many as 10 members depending on the setting, forming a truly global ensemble with musicians hailing from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Their highly anticipated new album Indestructible (2019), produced by 11-time Grammy-winner Rafa Sardina (Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Rodrigo y Gabriela, among others), premiered via NPR First Listen, where NPR’s Marisa Arbona-Ruiz said: “Flor de Toloache’s new bilingual album Indestructible pushes the boundaries of mariachi music and its instruments through reimagined pop covers, originals, and original collaborations.”
Indestructible follows Flor de Toloache’s critically acclaimed and Latin Grammy Award-winning sophomore release, 2017’s Las Caras Lindas, and features a number of notable collaborations, including the all-female flamenco quartet Las Migas, critically acclaimed multi-platinum singer/songwriter John Legend, Latin Grammy/Juno-winning singer/songwriter Alex Cuba, R&B star Miguel, and accordion virtuoso Josh Baca from Los Texmaniacs.
Announced as one of the official selection of WOMEX 2019, the world’s biggest showcase for world music, Flor de Toloache performed over 100 shows in 2019, touring Japan for the first time.
The New York ensemble and beloved press-darlings were also invited in 2019 to perform as special guests for the Grammy Museum’s inaugural Latin Music Gallery Exhibition ribbon-cutting ceremony, also paying a special homage to Linda Ronstadt with a magical mariachi presentation at the 42nd annual Kennedy Center Honors.
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SPECIAL THANKS TO
Dan and Gayle D’Aniello,
Wolf Trap 2022 Season Underwriters