Caña Dulce y Caña Brava
April 20 @ 6:30 pm
Caña Dulce y Caña Brava offers a performance that exhibits the music, poetry, dance, and traditional attire of Veracruz, Mexico, interpreted by artists who are beneficiaries of the jarocho culture and noteworthy performers with years of experience on both national and international stages. The group stands out as an artistic project that highlights feminine poetry and voices. Creating an experience that connects the spectator with distinct emotions, one is taken on a voyage through multiple rhythms, accompanied by traditional string instruments such as the harp and the jarana, percussion and zapateado, poetic improvisation in rhyme, and the projection of visual effects. Offering an assortment of colors, textures, and images to diverse and multi-generational audiences, the ensemble is defined by an original aesthetic concept that unites the traditional with the vanguard in a contemporary stage proposal.
Thanks to their dedication, innovation, and consistency, the group has positioned itself as a reference point for current son jarocho music. They have collaborated with well-known artists such as Lila Downs, Geo Meneses, María Inés Ochoa, and La Santa Cecilia (recording “Volver a los 17” by Violeta Parra, on the Grammy-nominated album “Amar y Vivir,” 2017). Furthermore, Caña Dulce y Caña Brava has represented Mexico in forums and festivals worldwide in Latin America, the United States, Canada, Africa, Asia, and Europe.
This concert is presented in part with generous support from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.
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This season’s lineup is dedicated to the memory of our beloved board member and former board president, Kimberly Williams Shuker.