The Mexican Son : Ethnic Roots and Transborder Communities

February 21 & 23, 2007


Conference: February 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Performance Lab, ARTS 166

Free admission. Parking permits at Information Kiosks.

Coordinator, Leonora Saavedra

A meeting of performers and scholars of the Mexican son in its many traditions - jarocho , jalisciense and huasteco . To be discussed: tradition and innovation acrosss borders, new approaches to research, the African roots of the son , and the impact of the music through the film industry.

Concert: Quetzal and Son de Madera, February 23, University Theatre, Riverside, 8 p.m.

Admission $22 general/$12 students and seniors. Parking: $5 in Lot 6 (no fee with UC permit). Tickets 951 827 4331.

Quetzal, a Los Angeles-based group presenting Chicano music in collaboration with Son de Madera, one of the best-known son jarocho groups from Veracruz, Mexico.