Mexican Son Meets the Music of Appalachia – Charlottesville

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Lua Project members Dave Berzonsky, Estela Knott, and Matty Metcalfe w. Son Jarocho master musician Zenen Zeferino
Lua Project members Dave Berzonsky, Estela Knott, and Matty Metcalfe w. Son Jarocho master musician Zenen Zeferino

McGuffey Art Center

201 2nd St. NW Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Join us on Sunday, May 12 at the McGuffey Arts Center in Charlottesville for a presentation of New Mexilachian Sones, with Lua Project, a Charlottesville based folk roots ensemble featuring Luray native Estela Knott, performing with son jarocho master Zenen Zeferino.

This concert will be a multi-media presentation, highlighting their Virginia Humanities grant supported project, “Son Jarocho: New Sones from an Emerging Virginia Culture.”

In this project, Zenen and Estela conducted video interviews with Latino immigrants in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia, and inspired by their stories, created new arrangements of traditional son jarocho classics, combining the propulsive rhythms and soaring vocals of Son Jarocho with the traditional melodies and harmonies of Appalachian songs and ballads. The presentation will feature a selection of these innovative collaborations, along with video clips of interviews, and a description of their shared poetic structures.

You can also see Lua Project perform with Zenen Zeferino in Luray on Saturday May 11.

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