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Jarana Beat / New York sounds of VeracruzFree
Jarana Beat / New York sounds of Veracruz
Presented by Terraza 7 Outdoor Concert Series.
Friday, August 14th, 2020 at 7:00 pm.
Donation suggested: $10
Sinuhé Padilla / Jarana.
Argelia Arreola / Zapateo
Victor Murillo / Leona.
Martin Rodriguez / Jarana
Felipe Fournier/ Percusión.
Jarana Beat is a “world music” group based in New York City that represents the unknown sounds of Afro-Amerindian Mexico and the rich sonorities that these deep roots acquire when mixed with New York music.
A new proposal that respects and keeps alive the traditional, using a variety of traditional instruments such as Mexican Baroque Guitars (jaranas), indigenous and Afro-Mexican percussion and specially tuned platforms, where there is space for traditionally dressed dancers / jaraneras, with steps and polyrhythmic interweave percussion with the feet, creating dynamic performances in which, the public cannot resist dancing and being part. All this with a conscious study of where the music of Mexico came from and where it is today in the universal scene.
“The combination of Mexico-NewYork that is Jarana Beat, entwines intricate, delicate rhythms
punctuated with rich voices of longing, with a wonderful and surprisingly jovial effect. The group includes dancers, who use their zapateado and blows as percussion, and you will hear Native-American, Gypsy, and Afro-Mexican elements in their music. A great product. ”
– Critic’s Pick, Time Out New York