World Premier Video:
Quetzal ft. Aloe Blacc
We are thrilled to present the world premier of a new song by Quetzal featuring soul singer Aloe Blacc. “Let’s Get to Knowing” will appear on the band’s upcoming Smithsonian Folkways Recordings album, The Eternal Getdown.
Founded by Quetzal Flores in the early 1990s, the Los Angeles-based ensemble Quetzal draws from a large web of musical, cultural, and political influences and commitments. Songwriter and lead singer Martha González calls Quetzal an “East LA Chican@ rock group,” summing up its roots in the complex cultural currents of barrio life, its social activism, its strong feminist perspective, and its rock ’n’ roll beginnings.
On July 2, Quetzal will perform in the evening concert at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival along with Ethiopian American singer Meklit. The performance is free to the public and begins at 6:30 p.m.
Produced by Charlie Weber
Videography by Charlie Weber and Akira Boch
Edited by Ryan Shank