Femina-X Concert and 'Frida's Heart' Music Video Premiere
Join us for a multi-sensory concert experience by San Antonio band Femina-X at the Guadalupe Theater on Nov. 20 at 8:00pm.
Femina-X is an experimental multi-genre and hybridized band created by Daniela Riojas and Alex Scheel, who were later joined by Jeff Palacios, Darian Thomas, and Jai Roots. They use a blend of electronic beats, samples, and foundational live instruments and draw musical influence from tribal and ethnic dance, ritual trance, hip-hop, jungle, industrial, punk, drum and bass, and ballad pop. Through a primal-meets-modern hybrid of machine and (wo)man, it actively hones in on the colorful space between any and all labels, while creating unconventional fusions - taking from sounds of nature, cosmology, historical events, the embedded goddess, and ancestral voices.
Daniela's chameleon voice has the range to both coo and siren, lull and frighten, always reaching from a place of passion, imagination, and child-like playfulness. Her vision, melody, and lyrics construct the world within each song, pulling from her ability to narrate and share the deeply personal with an edge of fantasy.
Also at the concert, Femina-X will premiere their new music video "Frida's Heart," a film project funded by the Artist Foundation through the Department of Culture and Creative Development of San Antonio. The video centers around the San Antonio River and Brackenridge Park, using these geological sites as sacred grounds for offering and prayer. Daniela engages in a ritualistic self-sacrifice, presenting her own body as gift to the river in exchange for its rebirth. In this way, the sacrifice serves as reclamation for Yanaguana, the waters which nurtured and gave sustenance to the indigenous people of this region long before colonization.
Femina-X has been performing continuously throughout San Antonio, being able to take the stage at the historic The Arneson River Theater, The Tobin Center for Performing Arts, and The Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival. They receive steady publicity from news circuits including The San Antonio Current's Critics Choice for the Music Awards 2014 and Top 3 Best Electronic Bands in 2015, Vice Colombia, and Remezcla.
The Guadalupe Theater (View)
1301 Guadalupe Street
San Antonio, TX 78207
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