By María Sánchez Lozano
The María Sánchez in Concert program emerged seven years ago as a personal project that allowed me to show the richness of the musical legacy of Latin America which encompasses all the Spanish-speaking countries found on the American Continent, from Mexico to Argentina. What began as one concert became four different concerts given how extensive and rich in rhythms and cadences the music is, from the Mexican traditional song, to a program dedicated exclusively to the music of Brazil, to popular songs that transcend generations and become traditions of each country. What unites us is the language but just as the climate is different in each region the music changes and merges.
This time we will present a program that, as its name says, has a “flavor” of Cuba. That Cuban music of the Son, the Bolero, and the Huaracha but which also includes all the Caribbean countries such as Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic; and why not, even an Argentine tango with that flavor and cadence; as well as songs that refer us to the music that makes us dance and sing. Mexico has a great music tradition with that flavor from the bolero to the danzón as well as the cumbia and more fusions that arise. Our program includes traditional songs by authors such as Isolina Carrillo, César Portillo de la Luz, María Greever, and Agustín Lara. With the collaboration of incredible and talented musicians trained in jazz but with roots and practice in Latin music as an everyday thing it’s a big pleasure for us to share this program with you all. San Miguel de Allende is privileged to have a multicultural music community, and making this collaboration is always the opportunity to present a part of our culture and history.
With pleasure to share this program with you all we hope to see you in the great space of the Public Library Central Patio as we support the cultural and artistic life of San Miguel.
Health protocols will be in force: healthy distancing and the use of facemasks.
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