Chócala is the sonic amalgamation of pan-Latin rhythms, rock and jazz with a touch of tropical psychedelia, resulting in an experimental, yet approachable, sound with an infectious groove. While layering spacey, ethereal tones on her synthesizers, Liza Ortiz sings about the complexities of the spectrums of mental health and the importance of radical self-acceptance and compassion as Michael Anderson weaves his harmonizing saxophone notes into her melodies with, at times, playful yet precise, delivery. Davey Blackburn on percussion and Claudio Ortiz on bass ground each song, with bombastic rhythms and bass notes that make it difficult for anyone in the audience to stand still.
Tuesday, October 22 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Sykes Learning Center, Ketner Auditorium
1928 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28274