The Son Jarocho International Exchange Project festival kick-offs June 29th with a concert by Cambalache at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. A discussion titled Son Jarocho: the globalization of a cultural movement, will take place at 2:00 pm before the concert. Moderated by Juan Díes.
The roundtable discussion will bring together a panel of outstanding individuals to share their different perspectives on the Son Jarocho phenomenon. With Laura Cambrón, Cesar Castro, Gina Gamboa, Atanacio “Nacho” González, and Ricardo Salazar.
Cambalache will perform at 3:00 pm. Cambalache, meaning exchange, is a Mexican American Jarocho group based in East Los Angeles. Founded in 2007 and led by César Castro (sonero, maestro and luthier from Veracruz, Mexico), Cambalache plays and promotes traditional son jarocho through performance, music workshops, and educational demonstrations.
Saturday June 29, 2:00 pm $12 National Museum of Mexican Art
Other Cambalache concerts:
June 28, 7pm at Summerdance, Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden 601 S. Michigan Avenue
June 29, 7pm Workshop $15 and Fandango (free after workshop) at MAGI Cultural Art Center 2149 W. 21st