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Take a romantic, musical journey through Latin America and southern Europe with unique vocal-guitar duo Alas Latinas. Vocalist Claudia Simone and guitarist Don Cardinali transport audiences to far-off lands with a sophisticated blend of songs in Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. Styles span Bossa Nova, Cuban jazz, Mexican Ranchera, Latin salsa-pop and Portuguese Fado. Don't miss this magical duo. 


Alas Latinas latest news

Update: a fruitful summer turns into an eventful fall 

Hello Alas Latinas fans!

We admit, we haven't been the greatest at keeping you update on all things Alas Latinas, but we promise to do better! It's been a full and fabulous summer and now our fall season promises to be just as much fun. Since June you may have seen us perform at Dancing Oaks Ranch in Ventura, Art in the Park, Margarita Villa, Farmer and the Cook, and Rancho Matilija. If you missed us, don't worry! We have upcoming gigs at Topa Mountain Winery Oct. 1, (5 to 7pm) and Ojai Day (Libbey Park gazebo, noon).

Watch this space for more, or visit our Facebook page,

Look forward to seeing you soon!!

Claudia and Don

A super end-of-September musical weekend! 

Wonderful gigs this weekend at Farm Day in Santa Paula, The Vine in Ojai and the Boatyard Cafe in Ventura Harbor. Thanks to all who came!
Missed all the fun? This Friday, Oct 2, we will be playing a benefit gig at The Vine from 6:30 to 7:30 for the OYES theater and opening night of the musical RENT.

Gigs, gigs and more gigs! 

Wow! It's been a busy few weeks! Gigs at Margarita Villa in Ventura Harbor, Farmer and the Cook in Ojai and the unique Euterpe Farms in Meiners Oaks. Thanks to all who came out. We enjoyed your company and hope to see you again soon. Plenty more gigs to come!!

Photo at Margarita Villa (above) and at Farmer and the Cook (below) courtesy of Oliver Boyd-Barrett

Photo at Euterpe Farms courtesy of Mark Tovar

Art in the Park 2015! 

Alas Latinas played at Ojai's Art in the Park festival for the second year in a row. Thanks to all those who came out.  Looking forward to 2016! Photo courtesy of Ojai artist Mark Tovar.

Alas Latinas performs at The Vine with Ben Buttner 

Wonderful evening performing with guest guitarist Ben Buttner and debuting our two latest French songs and one in Italian. Thanks to all who came out and got swept up in the music with us. Beautiful audience. Watch this space for upcoming May gigs at Margarita Villa in Ventura and Ojai's Art in the Park Festival!
Photo courtesy of Leah Cardinali

Alas Latinas with special guests at The Vine 

Alas Latinas had the pleasure of performing with special guests Cara Tower (cajon) and Charletta Erb (fiddle) at The Vine in downtown Ojai on Jan. 9. Many thanks to these wonderful musicians and all who attended for such a wonderful night.

                                                                    Photo by Tim Nafziger,

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