|October 25, 2012|
|6:30 pm||to||8:30 pm|
EMU Fir Room
Son Altepee, son jarocho (or huapango) musicians from Acayucan, Veracruz will be giving a free performance and showing a documentary this Thursday.
“Ayer, Hoy y Mañana: Música Tradicional de Cuerdas” / “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Traditional String Music”
The evening will consist of:
1) A brief presentation about the group’s work
2) Short Documentary Film/ Discussion
4) Music performance!
Son Altepee make their own instruments, repair instruments, teach string music, contribute to traditional community celebrations, build community with elders and youth in several communities throughout southern Veracruz, and they support several struggles for liberation and self-determination in Veracruz and throughout Mexico. Their work sets the bar a lot higher for anybody that is trying to build anything, from the bottom up.
Here is a little bit more about how they see themselves and the world around them:
“We are a group of youth from different parts of southern Veracruz who see string music as a tool of social consciousness in a shared environment: the huapango, a traditional celebration of our indigenous communities. We promote community based organization and participation. We believe it is possible to achieve a common good through community values, as opposed to the social structures imposed by the high circles of power. The mass media and official educational structures show us that individualism, corruption, violence, and oblivion are the foundations of modern day life.
Through our contact with elder musicians from our region, we have learned that there are many different ways to live this life, which can be based on a sense of community, memory, collective work, respect and equality. These are the foundations we have to build a society based upon the collective inheritance of our peoples.”
Co-sponsored by Survival Center, MEChA de UO, and The Multicultural Center
For more information contact the Taller de Son Jarocho de Eugene: tallerdesonjarocho(at)gmail.com
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