Concerts from the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 2013-2014

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 at Noon, No Tickets Required

Carlos Núñez

Coolidge Auditorium

During the 1970s the folk musical style called son Jarocho, from southern Veracruz, Mexico, underwent a revitalization. The central traditional social gathering, the fandango, was reinvigorated, widely popularizing the complex of music, song, dance, and poetry that are all part of this tradition. The revitalization ultimately spread beyond the region, becoming a popular manner for Mexican communities to gather. In the early 1990s, fandangos began spreading to Northern California and, by 2000, people throughout California were learning to play instruments, create verses, and learn  dances in order to participate in the fandango gatherings. For this performance The Alliance for California Traditional Arts will curate a presentation of some of the key master artists and their apprentices from Northern and Southern California who are deeply integrated into this transnational cultural phenomenon.

Pictured: César Castro and his student, Xochi Flores, two of the artists who will be performing.

A free noon concert series presented by the American Folklife Center and the Music Division of the Library of Congress. All concerts are held in the Coolidge Auditorium (located on the Ground Floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress). Presented in Partnership with the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. NO TICKETS REQUIRED.