Carlos "Qien" Leyva Cortez
Singer & Rhythm Guitar
A multi disciplinary artist who started in the arts at the age of 16, pursuing creative writing and theater early in his career. Eventually adding music into the fold, and discovering that he had a rare ability to tell stories through music. Qien has performed on many stages through out the world, and worked on various projects ranging from visual and performance art to recording and producing. Qien’s career has been fruitful, but he’s only scratched the surface so far.
Singer & Lead Guitar
Born and raised in the Salinas Valley of California, Alejandro has been writing and recording music since the age of 12. An establish member of Qiensave since 2012, Alejandro has recorded, and collaborated with various bands including Dread I Knights, and Bachaco. He has worked as an educator and music director with organizations such as El Teatro Campesino. Ever expanding his knowledge of music and culture, he’s performed throughout the country and internationally.
The Supporting Cast
Matty Segura is a professional percussionist from Fresno, CA. He has played a variety of drums and ethnic percussion instruments since the age of 10. Matty has performed, recorded, and toured all over California and Hawaii with a variety of bands, artists, and DJ’s. His main musical influences are Poncho Sanchez, Santana, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Giovanni Hidalgo, and Lila Downs. When Matty isn’t playing music he is seeking out good coffee and taking photos. He is currently playing with Klons (Fresno, CA) and Qiensave (Salinas, CA).