An Evening with John Robles and Chucumite
Saturday Mar 23, 2019 7:30pm
Chucumite specializes in “son jarocho” (son means “sound” and “jarocho” is a colloquialism applied to the people of Veracruz), a folk music genre from Veracruz, Mexico, with a long history dating back to the Conquest. When the Spanish conquistadores came to the New World in 1519, they entered by way of what became the port of Veracruz, or as it was christened by them, “La Villa Rica de la Vera Cruz”, or “the Rich Village of the True Cross”. They brought
musical instruments with them, including the baroque harp, the baroque guitar, and other instruments. The indigenous people gradually created their own music form from three roots, the music of Baroque Europe; musical and vocal elements of African music, brought to the New
World by slaves from West Africa; and the indigenous rhythms that existed in Mexico at the time.
Tickets are $20 reserved. Doors open at 7 pm with the concert beginning at 7:30 pm.
For more information visit: www.santapaulatheatercenter.org