Cuco | Photo credit: Jerry Rangel
Los Angeles, CA (July 23, 2018) - Buzzing Los Angeles singer Cuco and his band join the bill featuring La Santa Cecilia (previously announced) at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday, October 14, 2018.
Cuco is a 20-year old self-produced Chicano artist from Hawthorne, CA. Cuco, born Omar Banos, first began playing music at the age of eight. Starting with guitar, he moved on to learn bass, keys, drums, trumpet, French horn, and mellophone, all before the age of 15. After teaching himself Ableton software at 16, Cuco was eager to start independently releasing his own music, once finishing high school. In summer of 2016, Cuco released his first mixtape Wannabewithu - a collection of teenage heartbreak over abstract chords, lo-fi synths, ambient guitars, punchy drums, and lead trumpets that resonated with thousands of music lovers. Mere months later, at the top of 2017, Cuco welcomed his newfound fans, or "Cuco Pebbles," with a follow up mixtape, Songs4u. The release of his first bilingual track, "Lo Que Siento," has moved the needle tremendously, with over 3.5 million Spotify streams and counting. This year he followed up with his Chiquito EP, which earned praise from NPR, Pitchfork, Billboard, The FADER, Pigeons & Planes and more, and saw him debut at festivals across North America including Coachella and Governor's Ball.
The concert is a part of the LA Phil's October LA Fest, a series of six concerts in which the LA Phil turns its attention to the city that has inspired it for the last 100 years. LA Fest concerts also include performances by Andrew Bird, Moby, and Herbie Hancock,each performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.
La Santa Cecilia
Sunday, October 14, 2018, at 7:30 PM
WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
Series subscriptions and Create Your Own (CYO) packages for the LA Phil 2018/19 season are on available at laphil.com, in person at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, or by phone at 323 850 2000.
Single tickets go on sale August 5.