From Facebook: Join us for a Fandango in Johnson City!
The fandango is a key part of culture in the Atlantic coastal region of Veracruz, Mexico. For people who live in our part of Tennessee, this communal celebration might look familiar. Son Jarocho music involves picking and singing, the zapateado dance tradition shares some elements of clogging and flatfooting. Estanzuela will provide music and dance to enliven a fandango in on Thursday March 10, 2022 at 7pm, at the Colombian Coffee Exchange at 1701 W. Market St. in Johnson City, TN.
Estanzuale is made up of instrument-maker and musician Julio Corro Lara and his two children Aroma and Mariano Corro. Julio makes the instruments used by the group, including the jarana, guitarra de son, and harp.
Sponsored by the ETSU Language and Culture Resource Center, this event is part of the larger project “Fandangos across borders: Bridging Cultures with Music, Dance, and Education,” a collaboration with the Festival of Texas Fiddling and the Center for Popular Music at MTSU. This project creates cross-cultural experiences for musicians, dancers, and audiences, creating new spaces for intercultural cooperation and community.
This event is carried out in cooperation with the ETSU program in Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Roots Music Studies, which will host Estanzuela for class visits during their stay, including a visit to Lee Bidgood’s Global String Band course. Through grant funds provided by the ETSU RDC, Bidgood purchased jarana instruments from Corro. This semester a group of students and community members have been learning to play the son jarocho style, framign it in the context of the larger world of string band music.
The weekend of April 8-10, 2022 will bring more string band activities to or region. Scholarly presentations, workshops, and performances related to Son Jarocho and other styles will be part of the String Band Summit, as well as the Corazon Latino Festival, thanks to further collaboration between the LCRC and Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Roots Music Studies. Learn more here: https://www.etsu.edu/cas/das/string-band-summit.php Learn more about Son Jarocho, the Corro family, and Estanzuela here: https://www.nashvillefandango.com Contact Lee Bidgood with questions about the March 10 event: email@example.com