The 2011 IAF lineup has music for all tastes, but here are two acts you must catch.

La Santa Cecilia

If you missed La Santa’s two amazing shows at The Mix and Boneshakers earlier this year, make sure you catch them now. The L.A. band mixes cumbias, boleros, norteñas, and rock, and has recently earned a deserved Latin Grammy nomination for “La Negra,” the first single of their Sebastian Krys-produced Noche y Citas EP.


3:15pm-4pm and 7:35pm-8:20pm Sat at Maverick Plaza Stage

Noon-1pm Sun Block Party (semi-acoustic set) at Bolivar Hall

3:40pm-4:25 Sun at Arneson River Theater Plaza Stage


Héctor Del Curto Tango Quartet

If you know about tango, you know pianist/orchestra leader Osvaldo Pugliese was one of its greatest masters. Del Curto (who plays the intricate bandoneón, tango’s key instrument) joined Pugliese’s orchestra at age 17 and went on to play with many music giants, including tango revolutionary Astor Piazzolla. He will be performing with Gustavo Casenave on piano, Pedro Giraudo on bass, and Jisoo Ok on cello.


9:05pm-9:50pm Sat at Arneson River Theater Plaza Stage

Noon-12:45pm Sun at Maverick Plaza Stage

5:50pm-6:35pm Sun at Arneson River Theater Plaza Stage