Friday, May 4
Friday, May 26, 2017 ♦ 8:30 PM
4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000
The Global Dance Party series offers an exciting opportunity to experiment with dance styles from around the globe. Each evening will feature a dance class followed by two hours of music from live bands or DJs in our Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall.
Son de Madera is a son jarocho band based in Veracruz, Mexico founded in 1992 by Ramón Gutiérrez Hernández, Tereso Vega, and Rubí Oseguera Rueda.
Gutiérrez, based in Xalapa, Veracruz, leads the group, plays the guitarra de son (also called requinto jarocho), and sings. José Tereso Vega Hernández, son of elder master-musician Andrés Vega, lives in the Municipality of Tlacotalpan, plays the jarana, sings, and plays harmonica on "Buscapies." Rubí Oseguera, who relocated to Mexico City from Minatitlán, is widely admired among jaranero revivalists as a model of traditional jarocho dance style; her footwork (zapateado) adds a percussive cadence to some of the band's performances. Los Angeles-based Mexican American Juan Pérez plays electric bass, adding a contemporary touch to the group's sound.
Son de Madera has long been at the forefront of a musical revival and revitalization, drawing from sounds, styles, and musicians that remain at the margins of the more commercialized son jarocho while incorporating new sounds and stylistic perspectives.