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Son Jarocho Festival: Online Panel Discussion

THU, NOV 17, 2022
7:00 PM

Online Panel Discussion: "Beyond Jaranas: Son Jarocho Instruments" 
THUR, NOV 17, 7PM Panel Discussion on Zoom 
FREE ADMISSION 

Flushing Town Hall requires all visitors, performers, and staff to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and matching identification; wearing a mask is optional but recommended.  For more details, please visit www.flushingtownhall.org/covid-safety

In this Spanish panel discussion, a group of son jarocho performers and luthiers will present and discuss three different musical instruments that are also part of the son jarocho tradition: the harp, the violin, and the marimbol. They will discuss their history, the challenges each instrument present and their role in different communities. This event is part of the 11th NY Son Jarocho Festival, presented by the Son Jarocho NY Collective and sponsored by the CUNY Mexican Studies Institute. 

Son Jarocho is the traditional music and dance from Veracruz, Mexico, and is a genre that lends itself to community building and audience participation through the Fandango, a celebration where people gather to play, sing, and dance. This style's main roots are located in the Spanish migration to Mexico during the colonial period, which brought with it sounds, rhythms, and instrumentation from the African Diaspora, Roma communities, and Arab populations from the Iberian Peninsula. This mix of cultures, combined with Mexican indigenous musical traditions, gave birth to Son Jarocho in the early 17th century. These days, Son Jarocho is performed throughout Mexico, US, Canada, South America, Western Europe, Scandinavia, and Japan. On the US East Coast, Son Jarocho has grown in the past 15 years thanks to community organizers and Son Jarocho practitioners can be found in New York, Boston, Charlottesville, Miami, Nashville, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. The Annual Son Jarocho Festival features a week of workshops, panel discussions, and special events, closing with a series of performances on the stage of Flushing Town Hall by local East Coast artists and guest performers from Mexico. 

This program is sponsored by CUNY Mexican Studies Institute 


 

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