ARATANI WORLD SERIES:
SON JAROCHO MADE IN EAST L.A.
Cesar Castro. Xochi Flores, Chuy Sandoval, Juan Perez
SATURDAY / JUNE 3, 2017 / 7 PM
Cultures develop in a cyclical fashion, evolving with elements of the past and creating new ones. This may be an apt process to describe the genesis of Cambalache.
The musicians in Cambalache are from LA’s Eastside & Veracruz, where the sounds of everyday life have sonic histories in Black and Brown music making. Cambalache which means “exchange” is Chicano-Son Jarocho music – a mix of indigenous baroque Spanish instruments, Afro Caribbean beats, Mexican and Arabic sounds that draws the audience in to participate in the raucous spirit of the fandango. It’s accompanied by fandango dancing on the tarima, a small wooden resonant platform devised by slaves to tap out infectious rhythms that provide the music’s percussion and contained a subversively explosive edge.
An intuitive, intimate collaboration between extraordinary artists from Veracruz and East LA.
Join the fandango dance party with Cambalache and special guests!
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)
244 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012