Fandangos, Joropos, and other Folias: From Old Iberia and the New World - Dance Performance

Saturday, June 15, 2019

This program features Ibero-American dances and song-dances, including folias, jácaras, and fandangos, from the Renaissance to the present. The music spans from the early "Spanish Cancioneros" (songbooks) in old Iberia to contemporary folk and popular music from Venezuela and Mexico.

Included are dances such as "joropo" from Venezuela and Colombia and "fandanguito" from Mexico. Performers will switch from the European viola da gamba and Renaissance guitar to the Venezuelan "cuatro" and harp, in order to illustrate the similar yet distinctively different sonorities and rhythmic and harmonic connections between the two continents.

Music by Anonymous, Ortiz, Soler, Murcia, Machado, Castellanos, and others.

Rumbarroco is an ensemble of acclaimed musicians from different countries and backgrounds, brought together by common interests. We recreate, preserve, and popularize diverse multicultural aspects of the rhythmic and harmonic interconnectivity that has persisted in and transformed Ibero-American music, from the Medieval period to today. In our performances we combine music from the past and present, including Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical compositions from Europe and America, along with Latin American folkloric and contemporary works, in order to create a vibrant Latin-Baroque musical fusion.

Our founder-leader Laury Gutiérrez is a Brandeis University resident scholar and a Radcliffe Institute/Harvard university fellow.

Old South Church, Gordon Chapel
645 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

Sponsor(s): Rumbarroco
Time(s): 4:30 PM
Cost: $5-$35
Phone: 617-461-6973

Date Added: Friday, May 10, 2019
All information is subject to change.

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