Six Latin music acts are scheduled to perform at the Fall Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance. The festival takes place on Thursday, October 6 to Sunday, October 9.
“This fall we’re excited to have so many Latin bands,” says Sara Waters, Festival Co-Coordinator. “Many of them are our great friends we’ve met through the Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival in Miami. We have also invited Texas conjunto band, Los Texmaniacs, to bring some music from the Texas/Mexico border that we don’t get much in North Carolina and a female mariachi band called Mariachi Flor de Toloache, which I’m particularly excited about!”
The Latin bands include Los Texmaniacs, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Electric Piquete, Cortadito, and Elastic Bond. The festival will also feature a variety of roots music from over 40 bands and performers, a variety of food vendors, dance and music workshops, and a healing area designed to give festivalgoers the treatment their bodies deserve.
Festival tickets are on sale now and available by phone (919- 542-8142) and at www.shakorihillsgrassroots.org/tickets-info.
Shakori Hills is located at: 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.