The crowd at the Getty Museum in LA was electric. Everyone anxiously awaited the performance by San Cha, the infamous latinx musician who has seamlessly bridged the gap between traditional Mexican folk music and contemporary queer culture. The stage was set, but as the music began, it remained empty.
From behind the crowd a procession began. San Cha emerged in an elegant gown adorned with gems and flowers. Her band spread out through the crowd strumming their guitars and singing a classic Bolero tune. Soon, a well dressed cowboy appeared and began courting San Cha. She sang in response, confessing her love through song. This was not a normal concert, this was a Telenovela soap opera being played out for us all. It was a cinematic expression of love, art, and culture, expressed in a way that only San Cha could manifest.
Madre had the pleasure of speaking to San Cha after her stunning performance at the Getty. Below is a bit of what we talked about.
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Chavela Vargas, sounds like we’d drink each other under the table while singing at full volume all night. Sounds like an absolute dream.