April 14th, 2023 10pm Stage 2
JUNO Award-winning, Quique Escamilla, a Mayan-Zapotec singer-songwriter
born in Chiapas, Mexico is an international touring artist and producer based in
Quique breaks down language barriers with his voice and
passionate performances fusing traditional Mexican and Pan-American rhythms
and sounds, such as ranchera, huapango and cumbia with contemporary
elements of folk, rock and blues.
Escamilla comes to Rockwood Music Hall with his full band and brand-new
songs crafted with bold political statements accompanied with fine musicianship
and compelling stories that represent the world’s current times and struggles. His
new single Resistiendo elevates the voices of Indigenous Peoples who continue
to rise above the impact of colonization and racism across the Americas, from
Canada to Argentina. Quique explains, "Each performance is an opportunity to
stimulate the human conscience and intellect, and has the potential to help effect
positive change in our world."
"Quique represents a modern version of a Pan-American Troubadour fusing
traditional Mexican styles such ranchera and huapango with rock, reggae, done
in an unassuming way, built upon solid musicianship…"
–Marc Fournier, SONGLINES Magazine, UK.
“Modern day troubadour Quique Escamilla makes music that comes straight from
the soul. The stories he tells are the stories we need to hear; socially and
politically conscious lyrics paired with exceptional musicianship. He’s a unique
talent who holds to the traditions of heavyweights like Bob Marley and Manu
Chao. Quique is really one to watch!”
–Garvia Bailey, CBC Radio Canada.