Tierra, named “Best R&B Vocal Group” by four leading magazines including Billboard, started their career in East Los Angeles with a blend of rock, pop, jazz, R&B, and salsa. The result was a Latin R&B rhythm which produced classics like “Together”, “Gonna Find Her”, “Memories”, and “Zoot Suit Boogie”. Founded in 1972, the band has performed internationally and continues to perform with their unique smooth and soulful sounds. Tierra was the first Latino band to have four songs on the national chart and two simultaneously in the Top 100. They have performed in such prestigious shows such as Carnegie Hall, The American Music Awards, American Bandstand, and The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE
Las Chikas is a powerful all-female 9-15 piece Latin band based in Los Angeles. Las Chikas is a group of great musicians playing all forms of Latin music. Just as Salsa erupted from a variety of far-flung musical components, so have the members of Las Chikas found their flavor by stirring their distinct backgrounds from Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, and Miami into an international blend. Lily Hernandez joins them from Cuba adding a very special touch to this already fabulous group.