Fandango: Afro-Caribbean Influence in Mexican Music and Dance

Fandango: Afro-Caribbean Influence in Mexican Music and Dance

04.22.2009
American Museum of Folk Art, Lincoln Square Branch

Fandangos are improvised community celebrations in the son jarocho genre from Veracruz, Mexico that combine Afro-Caribbean, Spanish and indigenous traditions. This program features a performance by Semilla, a New York City-based group, set against the backdrop of the museum’s exhibition: “Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition – Contemporary African American Quilts”.

 

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