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Isla Vista Elementary School

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6875 El Colegio Road @ storke
Goleta, CA 93117 United States

February 2020

Los Utrera: Son Jarocho from Veracruz, Mexico

February 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Isla Vista Elementary School, 6875 El Colegio Road @ storke
Goleta, CA 93117 United States
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Son Jarocho came about through the meeting of three worlds - Spanish, African and Indigenous – and along with the Fandango it is an important part of the popular culture in both rural communities and the cities of the Sotavento region of the state of Veracruz. Los Utrera was founded in 1992 around the Son Jarocho traditions of the musical family of patriarch Esteban Utrera. The group uses various forms of guitars including guitarra de son, jarana, and jarana barroca,…

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March 2020

Las Cafeteras: Roots, Rhythm, and Rhyme from East LA

March 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Isla Vista Elementary School, 6875 El Colegio Road @ storke
Goleta, CA 93117 United States
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Born and raised east of the Los Angeles River, Las Cafeteras remix roots music to tell modern day stories with a positive message. Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document the histories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. Using traditional Son Jarocho instruments, Las Cafeteras sing in English, Spanish, and Spanglish while adding a remix of sounds, from rock to hip-hop to rancheras, using music as a vehicle to…

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April 2020

LADAMA: Four women, four countries, cumbia and more!

April 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Isla Vista Elementary School, 6875 El Colegio Road @ storke
Goleta, CA 93117 United States
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LADAMA is a group of four women – all virtuosic musicians and educators – from Venezuela, Columbia, Brazil and the U.S. LADAMA delivers an utterly unique musical experience, flowing from the electric to the acoustic, from Spanish to English and Portuguese, from the high plains of Venezuela to the Colombian coast. With powerful vocals, and a mix of traditional and modern instruments, LADAMA proves that borders are meaningless, transporting us to a future where the world communicates across continents and…

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