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Herrera, Cesar

Latin American Music

With his brother Julio, guitarist Cesar Herrera plays the traditional music of his native Guatemala and other parts of Central America. For years, the Herrera brothers led "Grupo Kaibil," one of New Orleans' most popular and busiest Latin bands until it disbanded. For many years they have also performed together regularly as "Julio and Cesar." This acoustic trio features the Herreras' guitars backed by percussion.

Julio and Caesar can be heard five nights a week at Augie's Glass Garden in Metairie. The Herreras have performed at numerous festivals and clubs in Louisiana and other states, including the Louisiana Folklife Festival in Kenner and Eunice and Kenners' annual Mensaje Festival.

Updated Febuary 6, 2017 by Natchitoches-NSU Louisiana Folklife Center Staff