Selena For Sanctuary
August Eve, Welfair
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042
This event is 18 and over
Born April 16, 1971 - Died March 31, 1995
Selena was a Tejano singing sensation and Grammy winner. She was in the process of recording her first English-language album when she was shot by her fan-club president and died soon after. This album was released soon after her death and became a hit around the world. A movie about her life starring Jennifer Lopez was also a success.
Selena was the daughter of Abraham Quintanilla Jr.. She was the sister of A.B. Quintanilla III and Suzette Quintanilla, who were also members of Selena Y Los Dinos. She married group member Chris Pérez on April 2, 1992.
AUGUST EVE is a nineteen year old self-produced singer and songwriter born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Growing up in the heart of Hollywood, she took a natural liking to music early on. After teaching herself how to play piano by ear, AUGUST EVE quickly picked up on bass and guitar as well. A skilled vocalist, AUGUST EVE was only nine was she was recruited to join Grammy-nominated conductor Paul Salamunovich’s nationally acclaimed choir. She was able to further develop her vocal range and control at While in high school, AUGUST EVE began writing, recording, and releasing her own material. Soon she was circulating the Los Angeles live venue circuit and eventually found herself collaborating with veteran songwriters like Justin Parker (Lana Del Rey, Sia, Bat for Lashes) and Linda Perry (Alicia Keys, P!nk, Gwen Stefani). In 2016, AUGUST EVE released her debut EP, Ghost--a 4-song compilation of dark melancholy pop. Wise beyond her years, AUGUST EVE writes soulful songs reconciling her lived experiences of desire, heartbreak, and trauma. Since releasing Ghost (2016), AUGUST EVE has taken the time to further hone both her songwriting and producing capabilities. Her sophomore EP, Capital, is set to be released later this year. Staying true to her melancholy pop sound, Capital delivers heartbreakingly cognizant lyrics that are quickly becoming an AUGUST EVE signature.
Danielle Espinoza is Welfair's creator and core member of 5 years. After pursuing dance for 12 years, Danie called it quits after an epiphany she encountered. During her first year, she started to experiment with music by singing co- lead for a jazz/alternative/soul band "The Thickest Thieves". After allowing her vulnerability to music, she was hooked. Danie began to realize what music did for her, and what her voice gave to people. She received such a positive response and found her favorite outlet. Danie made the decision to quit school after her 2nd year in college. She began sculpting her own vision and from that, Welfair came to fruition.
Welfair's first "Gem.In.I" EP dropped in January of 2012. A play on words with the intention to remind everyone that there is a gem in us all. Positive feedback was received from the EP. Giving Welfair the opportunity to travel and perform out of state, encouraged Danie to move forward with the project. Welfair has now grown into an aspiration. Welfair experienced a four year interval from writing and recording, and discovered anticipation from loyal fans. Welfair's 2nd EP "Good Mourning" has been released. The EP release is in dedication and loving memory of her brother Michael Henry Cisneros, who she lost to suicide in September of 2015. "Good Mourning" is also a play on words, and a pour from her heart and soul.
Depicting the painfully positive outcome and growth, mourning a loss can bring if you allow it. Production is provided by close friend, and multi-instrumentalist Mac Hill. All of Welfair's new material is about Michael, and Welfair's experience through the entire mourning process. As disheartening of a topic as this is, you
can still expect the neo-soul;funk styled grooves to soften all of her lyric blows.
The EP dropped on Michael Henry's birthday, November 25, 2016.
Featuring DJ sets from Wampiro (Thee Commons), Romoface (Ham On Everything), and Mu$ty Boyz + Special Guests