Friday, March 28, 2014

Las Jaraneras and el Fandango Pa'Todos at Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, Friday March 28

Presented by Esperanza Peace and Justice 
"Son Jarocho returns to present Carolina Sarmiento, founder of Santa Ana’s cultural space El Centro Cultural de Mexico; Alexis Herrera from the Austin-based group Son Armado; and Maya Fernández from the Chicago’s Youth Collective Jarochicanos. Jaraneras, a group of women endowed with the gift of music, will be playing Son Jarocho, music influenced by indigenous African, Spanish and Arabic cultures stemming from the coastal southern state of Veracruz, Mexico. Son Jarocho is played with an eight stringed guitar shaped instrument called a jarana or jarana jarocho. Historically, men play this type of music, but now many women have begun to train in this style and Son Jarocho has evolved to include the musical message and interpretations of women. The atmosphere will be intimate with drinks and tapas available for purchase and the music is sure to set every heart on fire and inspire everyone to dance."