FREE/Open to the public!
Come meet real live jaraneros from Chicago! They’re doing a West Coast tour of jaranero communities and are looking forward to meeting Bay Area jaraneros and, surprise, getting a chance to fandango with you all!
Come early for a chance to talk about our shared interests and work that we are doing in our communities and our lives– they are looking forward to making connections and effecting collective change! Check out the description of their project below
About the band:
Jarochicanos over the years has developed strong and intentional collaborations with jaranero communities in Midwest and Mexico.
These alliances have created networks for sharing and combining of resources and enabling activities that promote critical consciousness. We also provide mutual support for respective work in each other’s communities. We intentionally work with communities who share an interest in using traditional knowledge as a catalyst for social change. Jaranero communities do not just exist in Midwest, but in the west coast, southwest, and other areas in Mexico.
With many jaraneros building in their respective communities to fight against gentrification, failed immigration policies, education creating sustainable living through alternative anti capitalistic economies in order for their communities to continue to exist. They specifically utilize this tradition as a community organizing tool to fight for change and to awaken their own path for self-determination. Our purpose is to visit these jaranero communities to reflect and document their lived realities and experiences with this tradition in order to have dialogues with each other on how as jaranero communities in the US and Mexico, we can continue to exchange and empower each other’s communities for transformation.
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States