Music » Music Stories & Interviews

San Antonio's Esperanza Center presenting virtual concert by Azul Barrientos this weekend


  • Courtesy Photo / Listen
  • Azul Barrientos
San Antonio's Esperanza Peace & Justice Center will present a livestreamed concert and cooking lesson this weekend showcasing the music and food of Baja California Sur.

The performance is the latest in the Noche Azul series featuring artist in residence Azul Barrientos, who specializes in Latin and Afro Latin styles of music and frequently addresses social justice issues in her lyrics.

For this installment, Barrientos will focus on songs by Conchita Bulnes and "pieces that complement the island mood that Baja California Sur provides," according to a statement from Esperanza. Musicians Aaron Prado, George Prado, Andrew Bergmann and Emilio Alvarez will accompany her.

The event will also include a cooking demonstration by chef Cristina Kiewek of the restaurants NIM and Azul Marino in La Paz, Baja California Sur. She'll prepare ceviche a la Mexicana.

8 p.m. Saturday, September 26, and 2 p.m. Sunday, September 27, YouTube and Facebook,

Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.