Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders
invite you to a
Friday, June 22, 2018, 6pm
The Cloister at the Church of the Intercession
550 W. 155th Street. New York, NY 10032
(Train #1 to 157th Street, Train C to 155th Street)
Free and open to the public.
Refreshment will be served!
Mexican Folk Art on Sale
Join us to celebrate the start of the summer with a Fandango Jarocho.
A fandango is a vibrant, joyous community celebration with music, dance, poetic improvisation and all the trimmings. Our cultural ambassadors, New York based musicians, will perform folk music styles they grew up listening to in their native Mexico and are now sharing with all New Yorkers.
About Son Jarocho
Son Jarocho is a Mexican folk music genre that originated in the colonial era and fuses Spanish, indigenous and African rhythms to create a musical poetry that is a central part of the musical heritage of the region. Son Jarocho is experiencing a resurgence of interest through the works of young musicians who experienced the history of the genre through their elders, and are now reinterpreting a modern historical continuation of the music.
In Veracruz, Mexico a fandango is a community-based celebration where people get together to dance, play and sing. Musicians play and sing Son Jarocho music while people dance the "zapateado" atop a Tarima, a large wooden platform.
Part of the NoMAA' s 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll
Thank you to our Supporters
This program is supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature; and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
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