If you’ve enjoyed the sounds of Son Jarocho on this blog, I have good news: you don’t have to travel as far as Mexico to hear it played (and danced) live.
As I mentioned in my post on Son Jarocho camp, many of my fellow campers were Mexican-American artists, activists, and musicians living in the U.S. They clued me in to the booming sonero scene back home, where cultural centers, cafes, and nonprofits are increasingly hosting fandangos not only because they’re crazy fun, but because they double as a forum for intercultural dialogue.
And if you go to a fandango, you might just find out about workshops for jarana or zapateado being offered nearby. Fandangos are open to the public, so don’t miss out!
Son Jarocho-friendly groups by region:
- Madison, WI
- Son Armado – Austin
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