Flor de Nopal writes serious and often sad songs that make you want to dance. The electronic musician, Bea Velazquez, draws on deep familial ties to the desert, a traditional musical upbringing, and discovery of identity to produce music that could only come from this time and place but often defies expectations.-Andrew Brown, AZPM
As a project, Flor de Nopal unites a lifetime of music. From classical cello lessons, to choir, to a childhood home full of opera, Bea’s classical music roots started in infancy. They’re explorations of electronica and dance music dawned later in life as a way of rejecting formality and beginning to explore driving, visceral, and sometimes dark sounds. From Aphex Twin, to Bone Thugs n Harmony, to Prayers, to Dvořák, they’re musical influences are a kaleidoscope of old and new, classic and unexpected.
Join us as Flor de Nopal transforms Centennial Hall into a moody electronic dance club, complete with projections, strobe lights, and some serious bass drops. It was a treat to both create and step into Flor de Nopal’s world of sound and light.
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