Everyone is welcome to attend this son jarocho community jam as we commemorate the 1910 Mexican Revolution: November 20, Día de la Revolución, a National Holiday in Mexico!
We dedicate this monthly fandango jarocho to raise funds for communities that have been severely affected by recent natural disasters and continue to need funding to rebuild.
Soneros: we have been extremely fortunate to welcome several maestros to our community this year!
Please be prepared to play some of the sones they have shared with us: El zopilote, El pájaro carpintero, El perro, Los pollos, La culebra, El aguanieve, and more! Bring your instruments, VERSES, and open hearts to this fandango.
100% of Donations Collected Benefit These Communities!
FLOODING IN SANTIAGO TUXTLA, VERACRUZ: Southern Mexico experienced torrential rain and flash flooding in October 2017. Santiago Tuxtla, a bastion of rich folkloric tradition, including the celebrated music of Son Jarocho, has suffered one of the most damaging floods in its history. The Tepango River, which courses through the colonial-era town jumped its banks and damaged thousands of homes and businesses, with dozens of homes destroyed. An official state of emergency was declared. Our friends and maestros of the region have formed grass-roots systems to rescue, revive and re-build the communities affected but have also reached out for our help. Joel Cruz Castellanos, friend, maestro and member of son jarocho group Los Cojolites, lives in Santiago Tuxtla and is spearheading a fundraising campaign.
EARTQUAKES IN MEXICO: help build a communal kitchen and rebuild houses in and near Zacatepec de Hidalgo, a small town in the state of Morelos, and near Ajusco, which borders the Volcan El Muneco – both within a couple of hours of Mexico City. These two communities have received little international attention and have less access to resources for rebuilding. This campaign is also built on the back of grass-roots community organizing and is very near its goal to raise funds for materials needed for re-construction.
FIRES IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: An estimated 28,000 undocumented immigrants live and work in Sonoma County. Unlike other victims of the fires that have devastated the region, undocumented immigrants do not qualify for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Lack of immigration status, limited English proficiency, and fear of immigration enforcement will also impede their access to disaster-relief services, even when they are eligible. Lack of familiarity or comfort with law enforcement, county departments, and financial institutions present additional barriers. Consequently, the fire victims will face significant challenges in meeting basic needs and rebuilding their lives here in Sonoma County where the cost of living is very high.
These communities need our help!
100% of the cash donations collected at this event will be distributed among the following organizations:
Disaster Relief, Santiago Tuxtla:
Help Rebuild Mexican Homes:
UndocuFund: for Fire Relief in Sonoma County:
In addition to accepting cash donations, we will also have donation stations with computers available to donate directly to these funds with your credit card.
Let’s get those donations to our people in Santiago Tuxtla, Zacatepec, Ajusco and Sonoma County!
Donations: $5, $10, $20 Whatever you can give!
LOS CILANTROS will be open serving delicious food till 9pm and drinks till 11pm!
Thank you to La Peña for their support in donating space and staff assistance in making this a fundraising effort for our affected communities.
SEE YOU AT LA PEÑA FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17!