Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session


La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705, USA

Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance. Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It is a lyrical and danceable music genre that formed in the melding of three cultures: Arabic-Spanish, African and indigenous Mexican. Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session Every Third Friday | 8pm to 11pm La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA FREE, donations are very much welcome The basic instrumentation of the son jarocho includes the jarana jarocha, guitarra de son (both guitar-like instruments) and zapateado (percussive footwork).