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Radio Jarocho

September 17, 2016 at 5pm

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Experience the thrills of Veracruz, Mexico with vibrant folk band Radio Jarocho.

New York City band Radio Jarocho is a champion of son jarocho—a genre of folk music and dance from the coastal state of Veracruz, Mexico that also reveals Spanish and Afro-Carribbean influences. Gabriel Guzman founded the band almost 15 years ago, focusing first on son jarocho classics. Band members play traditional instruments such as the requinto, jarana and marimbol.

For its first full-length album, Café Café (2013), the band members decided to write their own songs, adapting the son jarocho genre to reflect their urban, American lives. GRAMMY Award-winning engineer Alex Venguer co-produced the album. Radio Jarocho has performed at prominent venues around the country, including the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. In 2012, the band was featured on NPR’s Alt.Latino Cinco de Mayo special.

http://www.radiojarocho.com/

 


Opening act

Tinkuy

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Virginia-based band Tinkuy brings the spirit of the Andes to Charlottesville audiences.

http://www.tinkuymusic.com/

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Location

955 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902, United States
IX Art Park
955 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902, United States

Contact

Gayle Poirier 
wtju@virginia.edu 
434.924.0885
https://www.wtju.net/

Location Info

Outside food and drinks are permitted. Soft drinks, beer, wine and food will be sold on-site.

Parking

Several hundred free parking spaces are available when entering the IX Art Park from either Monticello Road or Elliot Avenue.

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