UPDATE! SATURDAY’S CONCERT SOLD OUT.
5th Annual San Francisco Son Jarocho Festival CONCERT & FANDANGO – Concert and Fandango Jarocho.
Explore folkloric music style of Veracruz with a weekend of live music, dance performance, and community activities when Brava presents the 5th Annual San Francisco Son Jarocho Festival. See flyer below.
Celebrate the unique sound of Son Jarocho with music from the Grammy Award winning band Quetzal, who combine the traditions of Son Jarocho with rock, salsa, R&B and more, to push the boundaries of Chicano music.
3 day festival:
This year’s Festival honors the 2016 NEA National Heritage Fellow Artemio Posadas.
It opens on Friday with a free panel hosted by KPOO host & producer, Chelis Lopez with special guest Daniel Sheehy, Director of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Tostada bar and reception at 6:30, panel at 7.
Saturday’s concert features performances by the Grammy Award winning band Quetzal, Gilberto Gutiérrez and Gisela Farias Luna of Mono Blanco, Russell Rodriguez, and Cuicacalli Dance Company.
Joining Quetzal is the Son Jarocho singer-poet and master of the stringed jarana, Gilberto Gutiérrez, and fellow member of his internationally acclaimed group Mono Blanco, the singer Gisela Farias Luna. Also coming to the stage is the accomplished Son Jarocho musician and dancer, Russell Rodriguez; and the San Francisco-based Cuicacalli Dance Company led by Jesus Jacoh Cortes.
Following the concert, move with the performers from theater to lobby, for the cultural convening ritual known as Fandango Jarocho, a late-night session of instruments, dancing, voices and verse.
6:30pm – Doors and Bar. 7:30pm – Concert. 10:30pm – Fandango Jarocho.