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Santa Ana Sites #17

Troker: El Automóvil Gris

The Grey Automobile is considered one of the most important cinematic works in silent film history. First seen in 1919, it tells the tale of police and outlaws in a tumultuous action film. With a musical score by one of Guadalajara’s most eclectic and adventurous groups, Troker—a jazz, rock, and world music band from Jalisco, Mexico—The Grey Automobile arrives in California for the first time with this extraordinary live soundtrack performance.

Troker

If Salvador Dali ever made a heist movie, then Mexico’s Troker would have been the soundtrack. Their sound careens between the sublime and the dangerous, turning on a dime to switch from precise and complex to wild and free. To do that, the six-piece group has created a blend of the composed and the improvised, where metal riffage merges with powerhouse funk drumming and DJ scratching, and horn lines pull from jazz and the mariachi tradition of the band’s homeland (Guadalajara, México). In 2015, they were honored by the selection of one of the top 10 live jazz performances of the year by the New York City Jazz Record. Troker became first band to play twice, in consecutive years, at the West Holts Stage in the legendary Glastonbury Festival in England. Their concerts are, in the words of All About Jazz, “noisy, chaotic, sprawling, messy, and altogether wonderful.” In 2016, they were named by RollingStone Mexico as one of top 20 Mexican artists breaking boundaries. They made their premiere at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September 2016.

WHEN

Saturday March 25th @ 8pm

WHERE

The Frida Cinema
305 E 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Santa Ana Sites

presents contemporary performance…

Santa Ana Sites is a community partnership, presenting contemporary performance in public and private spaces throughout Downtown Santa Ana. The traveling forum is designed to provide the community shared artistic experiences, encouraging the discovery of diverse environments and architectural space. Santa Ana Sites was founded by Allen Moon, Artistic Director and John D. Spiak, Grand Central Art Center Director/Chief Curator.

Allen Moon, Artistic Director

A resident of Santa Ana, Allen toured nationally and internationally with the Mehmet Sander Dance Company and Diavolo Dance Theater.  For the past 13 years, he has served as Director of Touring for David Lieberman Artists’ Representatives , where he has created tours for contemporary ensembles, including the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Kronos Quartet, Tectonic Theater Project, Diavolo, The Actors’ Gang, it gets better project, and The Watts Prophets, to performing arts centers and festivals across the globe.  Allen proudly serves on the CSU Summer Arts Advisory Board as a California Arts Community Representative and a committee member for the International Society for the Performing Arts.

PAST SITES

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Santa Ana Sites #1

Allen Moon’s downtown Santa Ana loft home

Listening with David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM


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Allen Moon’s downtown Santa Ana loft home

Backhausdance – The Elasticity of the Almost

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


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Grand Central Art Center

AndaUnion – in partnership with Irvine Barclay Theatre

09:30 AM - 10:15 AM


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Santora Building

wild Up in the Santora – with Lisa Bielawa

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


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Racquetball court

Steve Roden, a sound performance

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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Logan Creative

Maya Beiser

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM


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Santora Building

Ate9 Dance Company

02:14 AM - 02:14 AM


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Logan Creative

Pacific Symphony & wild Up

02:14 AM - 02:14 AM


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Yost Theater

DakhaBrakha

02:14 AM - 02:14 AM


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eSports Arena

Bang on a Can All-Stars

02:14 AM - 02:14 AM


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Santa Ana Sites #11

Underground DTSA

Ashley Bathgate & Sleeping Giant

02:14 AM - 02:14 AM


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Santa Ana Sites #12

The Empire Building

National Theatre of Scotland

02:14 AM - 02:14 AM


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In Asscociation with Irvine Barclay Theater

DAKHBRAKHA

02:14 AM - 02:14 AM


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Santa Ana Sites #14

The Ritz

Kaki King

02:14 AM - 02:14 AM


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Santa Ana Sites #15

A DTSA Loft

Mike Daisey’s “The Trump Card”

02:14 AM - 02:14 AM


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