Gran Fandango

Gran Fandango

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders


Sonando Sur

invite you to the

Gran Fandango


Zenen Zeferino
and Friends

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 6pm

The Crypt Chapel
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!


Join us for our Gran Fandango to celebrate our community of Jaraneros and our Mexican traditions in New York. Zenen Zeferino, poet and jarana player and Esther Cruz Maranto, percussionist and dancer, will be joined by members of the community of New York-based Son Jarocho musicians.

Gira Café con pan y vuelta pa´trás

This Gran Fandango is organized by Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders and Sonando Sur as part of the tour Gira Café con pan y vuelta pa´trás. For more information about the tour visit this link.

About Son Jarocho and Fandangos

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.

Thank you to our Supporters

               NYSCA          DCA                   

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.

Mano a Mano extends special thanks to our City Council Member Mark Levine for his support and the staff of the Church of the Intercession.


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