LAKE JACKSON — The Latin Grammy-winning music duo 123 Andrés are coming to The Clarion and bringing their acclaimed music with them, offering a means for the whole family to get up and dance to Latin-infused music.

The 10 a.m. show is today at The Clarion at Brazosport College, 500 College Drive in Lake Jackson. Tickets are $8. 123 Andrés is known for bringing their Latin music to families in the US and Latin America, according to their website. 123 Andrés regularly tours nationally with concerts geared toward kids of all ages and their families.

This is not the musical duo’s first time in the Brazosport area, member Andrés Salguero said.

“We went when Brazosport College turned 50,” he said. “They did a celebration and part of it was us bringing our music to the center. We performed at The Clarion as well. We had a great time and connected with a lot of folks and are happy to return.”

The Clarion is a state of the art venue, and he understands why it draws musicians to the college, Salguero said.

“It’s a gorgeous room with great acoustics,” he said. “The community should feel very proud of it.”

123 Andres brings in sounds from different parts of Latin America and the United States, with a variety of rhythms and dances, Salguero said.

That type of music should spark a certain type of enthusiasm in both children and adults, Salguero said.

“It is like a community party,” he said. “It is not a show where you sit down and listen and clap after each song. As an audience member, you will be a part of it.”

Christina Sanabria, the other half of the duo, can only imagine how children might feel walking into a venue such as The Clarion experiencing a new genre of music for the first time, she said.

Witnessing children’s energy while they perform will be endearing to see and she can’t wait to interact with families from the area, Sanabria said.

“We are excited to learn and meet new families,” she said. “I remember a couple of families I met last time.”

If anything, the duo’s music will tickle audience members’ curiosity to continue to learn languages, geography and all sorts of topics, Sanabria said.

“We hope that after the show people are more curious and are more interested in learning Spanish,” she said. “To just deepen curiosity about language, about culture and just spending time with family.”

Music has the ability to make people experience a variety of emotions, and he knows their music can help children feel happier, Salguero said.

“We want to transform their lives in a positive way,” he said. “We want to also encourage parents and adults to foster and model all these goals that we have.”

For information, call The Clarion box office at 979-230-3156.

Just The Facts WHEN: 10 a.m., July 3 WHERE: The Clarion at Brazosport College, 500 College Drive COST: Tickets are $8 INFO: Call The Clarion box office at 979-230-3156.

Connor Behrens is a reporter at The Facts. You can contact him at 979-237-0150.

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