Grupo Fantasma Headlines 2012 Santa Fe Winter Fiesta, Jan. 28

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Grammy Award-winning Grupo Fantasma brings its signature blend of horn- and percussion-driven cumbia, funk and meringue to this year's Santa Fe Winter Fiesta, Saturday, Jan. 28. The ensemble garnered the 2011 Grammy for “Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album” for their most recent effort, “El Existential.” The Winter Fiesta is a 10-day celebration (Jan. 27-Feb. 5) of music, food and community, held in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For tickets, visit or call (505) 988-1234.

Don't miss the second annual Winter Fiesta Baile spotlight show featuring Grammy Award-winners Grupo Fantasma live at the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Pavilion, 8 p.m., Saturday night, January 28. Grupo F

After winning “Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album” for album, “El Existential,” guitarist Adrian Quesada said, “Considering the DIY and homegrown effort we’ve built over the last decade it feels unbelievable to finally go home as winner and City of Santa Fe have announced the headlining concert event of the Santa Fe Winter Fiesta. Grupo Fantasma brings its Grammy Award-winning Latin-meets-funk sound to Santa Fe, Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion.
Hailing from Austin, Texas, Grupo Fantasma has earned a global reputation for its high energy live shows and features a 10-piece orchestra, bringing together many genres to create an amazing blend of afro-Latin music. Concert tickets to the performance are $30, or $20 with a 2012 Winter Fiesta Adventure Pass.

After winning “Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album” for its latest album, “El Existential,” Grupo Fantasma guitarist Adrian Quesada said, “Considering the DIY and homegrown effort we’ve built over the last decade, including the immense undertaking and process of producing this album all by ourselves, it feels unbelievable to finally go home as winners. And with so many genres combined into this one category with such fierce competition, it’s even more of an honor and statement of our hard work over the last ten years.”

Now in its second year, the Santa Fe Winter Fiesta is a 10-day event of music, food, film and community that begins Jan. 27 and runs through Feb. 5. The events is put on by and the City of Santa Fe, which aside from music, features a craft brew festival, a comedy show and a film screening. For more information about the event, visit

Co-Sponsors for the 2012 Winter Fiesta are the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Heineken, The Agave Lounge at the Eldorado Hotel, and Chalmers Capitol Ford Lincoln Mercury. In part the event is being brought by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and by Sierra Santa Fe Buick GMC. Santa Fe businesses participating in the 2012 event are Santa Fe Mountain Sports, The Five and Dime General Store and the La Fonda De Santa Fe.

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