Cost: Sliding scale at the door, $25-$10, under 12 free
No one turned away for lack of funds
All Levels Welcome
About Lali Mejia
A native of Maracaibo, Venezuela, Lali Mejia started her musical training at an early age at the Colegio Bellas Artes in Maracaibo. Lali formally began her percussion studies under Jackeline Rago, Venezuelan instrumentalist and percussionist based in the Bay Area. She also furthered her studies traveling to Venezuela and taking specialized courses in Afro-Venezuelan percussion with master percussionist Alexander Livinalli and members from the Fundacion Biggott. Additionally, Lali studied the art of cajon flamenco in Barcelona, Spain, under Alberto Perez, flamenco singer and percussionist, with an interest in applying its technique to contemporary Latin American music.
Lali Mejia specializes primarily in the Afro-Venezuelan folklore as well as other Latin American/Caribbean styles of music. She has shared the stage with prominent musicians such as Marco Granados, Aquiles Baez, Roberto Koch, Jorge Glem, Jackeline Rago, Maria Volonté, Akira Tana and Francisco “Pacho” Flores. Additionally, Lali has participated in numerous music festivals and percussion workshops around the U.S, the Caribbean, China and Japan.