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First Friday Fiesta @ MACLA // San Jose

First Friday Fiesta @ MACLA // San Jose

All performances are free; no reservations or tickets required.

The notable First Friday Fiesta Series at MACLA brings several of the Bay Area’s most prominent Latin American music and dance companies to MACLA’s Castellano Playhouse in the heart of Downtown San José for an evening of free, educational, and engaging performances. The series is presented by MACLA during the monthly SoFA District Art Walk.

See entire schedule below!

 

Entre Son

Friday, September 1, 2017

Entre Son is a testament to how music brings together people from different cities, different countries, different cultures.

Alfredo “El Godo” Herrera from Veracruz (MEX), Javier Navarette from the Bay Area (CA), and Monica Fimbrez from the Central Valley (CA) bring their unique personalities and experiences together to create a sound that reflects how diverse and yet so similar and connected humanity really is.

Within music, within art, we can all speak, and listen, with the heart. Son Jarocho is a traditional genre of music from Veracruz, Mexico. With rich rhythms, call and response singing, and handmade, organic instruments, you can feel the history, passion, nature that it carries. The heart of Son Jarocho exists in the ‘Fandango’ where the whole community comes together to share food and music. At the Fandango, any and all are invited to dance, play, sing, learn; to watch, to listen, to coexist. Alfredo Herrera of Puerto de Veracruz is featured on jarana, quijada, zapateado and vocals, and is a great teacher and virtuoso of Son Jarocho. Javier Navarette is an Afro-Latin percussionist from the Bay Area who has worked with many artists such as John Santos, Bobi Cespedes and Pedrito Martinez. Monica Fimbrez (bass & vocals) is the composer and lead performer of her Latin-Soul-Folk band “Soul y Agua”, and has also performed with John Calloway, Jesus Diaz y Su QBA, Rumbaché, among others.

 

Schedule

IN THE CASTELLANO PLAYHOUSE THEATER:
Fri, Sep 1, 8-10pm
“Entre Son” is a testament to how music brings together people from different cities, different countries, different cultures, specifically through Son Jarocho. Son Jarocho is a traditional genre of music from Veracruz, Mexico with rich rhythms, call and response singing, and handmade, organic instruments, you can feel the history, passion, ans nature that it carries. Alfredo “El Godo” Herrera from Veracruz (MEX), Javier Navarette from the Bay Area (CA), and Monica Fimbrez (Soul y Agua) from the Central Valley (CA) bring their unique personalities and experiences together to create a sound that reflects how diverse and yet so similar and connected humanity really is.

IN THE DMC STUDIO AT MACLA:
Monthly Showcase
Fri, Sep 1, 5:30-7pm
Join the DMC Studio youth for a monthly slam poetry, live music, and a showcase of downtown San José photography. Watch the public premiere of youth short films and view their insightful photography on display throughout the evening! Must be ages 13- 21 to perform in the Open Mic. Sign up list opens at 5:30 pm; open Mic/Poetry Slam from 6–7pm. Each performer will be allowed 2-3 pieces OR a 5 minute set.

IN THE VISUAL ARTS GALLERY:
Temperature Check: Body of Evidence
September 1 – November 12, 2017
Artists: Alejandro Durán, Carolina Caycedo, Xavier Cortada, Ana María Guerra, Michelle Murillo
Latino artists explore the artifacts and patterns of climate change through installation, drawing, video, and photography.

All performances are free; no reservations or tickets required.

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September 01 2017

Details

Date: 09/01/2017
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: FREE
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Venue

MACLA

510 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA United States

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