June 15, 2013
Doors at 5:00 pm
Show at 6:00 pm
1303 Northeast 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98105-4502
Suggested donation at the door: $10
to benefit Felipe's family
STG Presents a Benefit Concert To Celebrate The Life of Felipe Cañete at the Neptune on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
Join us for a celebration with musicians playing in tribute to Felipe, who tragically died on May 17th of heart complications from a life-long heart condition. The funds donated at the door or online will support Felipe’s beloved wife Katy Lauzen Cañete and their baby son Rio Malai Cañete. If you are unable to attend, please consider a donation to the Cañete family fund, accessible online here.
Felipe Cañete, 1976 - 2013, a native of Chile, lived in Seattle for the past 8 years with his wife Katy. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Talca in Chile and studied theater. As a child growing up in Chile, he performed as a singer and dancer in local festivals. Felipe was a musician and actor who brought those creative skills into teaching children Spanish in independent schools including Sacred Heart School in Bellevue, University Cooperative and Billings Middle School in Seattle, and through Sing with Señor with Soleil Kelley.
Luc & the Lovingtons is the band in which Felipe reached a wide audience. He is best known for his versatile musical abilities singing, rapping, dancing, playing guitar and a wide range of percussion instruments. Sometimes called a World-Soul-Reggae band, they are known for their raucous live shows as well as their authentic and powerful message. Rich vocal harmonies embedded in a jambalaya of Roots, Reggae, Afro Pop, Motown and Soul, characterize their feel-good music. The band enjoys sharing their love of music and their joyful gratitude for life in performances ranging from being opening act for Jason Mraz to festivals such as Folklife and private house parties.
Mraz recorded a cover of "Freedom Song" on his album "Love is a Four Letter Word". He called Luc & the Lovingtons "One of my new favorite groups... one of the most heart-centered bands out there today."..."Freedom Song is the first cover I've ever put on one of my studio albums. Written by a kindred spirit in a time of healing, Luc Reynauld put some joy in this thing. Thank you, Luc & the Lovingtons." - Jason Mraz
SING WITH SENOR: Felipe met Soleil Kelley when they played together in Luc & the Lovingtons in 2010. In 2011, they combined forces in a project called "Sing with Señor" to teach Spanish through songs with children and kids at heart of all ages. Their first album “Uno Dos – Songs for Learning Spanish” was produced by 3LeafStudio. Tragically, Felipe passed away before the completion of their second album. It will be released posthumously in honor and support of his surviving family.
Sing with Señor: Soleil Kelley and Billings Middle School students: www.singwithsenor.com
“Adios Felipe”: composed by Sabrina Brazier and performed by her Billings Middle School music students accompanied by Soleil Kelley
Olivia de la Cruz, lyrical soul singer/songwriter and guitarist
Whitney Monge, Seattle alternative soul, www.whitneymonge.com
Rob Granfelt Band, Sacred Heart School Graduate
Eduardo Mendonca, from Show Brazil Productions
Jake Shaw & Lydia Ramsey
Luc & the Lovingtons: www.lucandthelovingtons.com
Massive Monkees, break dancing 28-member Seattle Bboy crew, winners of 2004World Bboy Championship
Adrian Xavier, blends singing with sax and fiddle, www.adrianxavier.com
The Cumbieros, a Seattle-based Chilean style Cumbia band