Son Jarocho Concert
Son Jarocho Concert and Fandango
Saturday, July 11, 2015, 7:00pm
7 pm - Concert
8:30 pm - Fandango
The Crypt Chapel
550 W. 155th Street. New York, NY 10032
(Train #1 to 157th Street, Train C to 155th Street)
Join us for our Son Jarocho concert featuring Zenen Zeferino, poet and jarana player; Esther Cruz Maranto, percussionist and dancer; and members of the community of New York-based Son Jarocho musicians.
Video of performance at Subrosa with Zenen Zeferino Huervo
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
Funding to Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders is provided in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Mano a Mano extends special thanks to the staff of the Church of the Intercession.
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