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Arts and Entertainment

June 7, 2013

Mexican violinists to play at RAG

Violin virtuosos the Villalobos Brothers will bring their blend of the indigenous rhythms and melodies of their native Mexico with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music to the Roxbury Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Born and raised in Xalapa, Mexico, brothers Ernesto, Alberto and Luis are joined by award-winning guitarist Beto Flores. 

The Villalobos Brothers have been acclaimed as one of today’s leading World Music and Classical Fusion ensembles. A trio of virtuoso violinists, singer-songwriters, composers and arrangers, they have performed at the Latin Grammy Awards, Carnegie Hall, the Guggenheim Museum, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations, Rockefeller Center, the New York Mets field at Shea Stadium, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, New Victory Theatre, and Teatro Amadeo Roldán in Havana, among other historic venues.

In 2012, after more than two years of work, they completed their second studio album, titled “Aliens of Extraordinary Ability.” The album’s name makes reference to the Artist Visas that the three brothers received before coming to the states. This is the status given by the U.S. government to foreign-born artists and athletes.

Advance tickets for the Villalobos Brothers are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors and students in advance, or $25 at the door. For tickets and more information, call the Roxbury Arts Group at 326-7908 or visit www.roxburyartsgroup.org.

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