Jarabe Mexicano: Description
Jarabe Mexicano invites audiences on a joyride through a versatile songbook of Mexican Folk as well as Rock & Roll, Tex-Mex, Latin Rock, and Reggae-Cumbia. Performing on stringed folk instruments accompanied by lively percussion, Jarabeâ€™s dramatic, harmonized vocals in Spanish and English have gained them the admiration from audiences across the country.
The quintet, with its eclectic border spirit, stands out with performances by lead vocalist Gustavo Alcoser, JosÃ© MartÃn MÃ¡rquez on requinto, Kevin Lomes on vihuela, Chris Behrens with his guitarrÃ³n, and musical director Danny Brito on percussion. Cultural anthropologist, distinguished author, and admirer Dr. Alejandro Lugo raves that Jarabe's musicians "are truly excellent and bring new blood to the musical traditions they perform... their version of La MalagueÃ±a is simply the best I've heard in decades, if not ever."
For Jarabe, every performance is an opportunity to create a deeper and more inclusive sense of family and community. As advocates for the arts and education and with a special commitment to underserved communities, Jarabe Mexicano has forged fruitful collaborations with an array of both public and private organizations, academic institutions, and government entities--all in their effort to help bridge the frontiers between musical genres, diverse cultures, and generations.
Jarabe Mexicano: Description of Outreach Options
Jarabe Mexicano introduces audiences to the music of Mexico and Latin America through live or virtual instructional programming that engages and entertains! Every performance is crafted to fit your audience response and is supported with a study guide.
Learning Outcomes: Outreach audiences are some of our most curious listeners. We endeavor to introduce them to the following topics to stimulate discussion and participation:
â€¢ Traditional Mexican and other Latin Instruments
â€¢ Traditional and Contemporary Latin Song Forms
â€¢ Historical background of the Latin Songs and Genres
â€¢ Regional differences in presentation and instrumentation
Instrumentation of group:
Vihuela: a small, guitar-like instrument with a convex back and five strings
GuitarrÃ³n: a large, six-string bass version of the vihuela
Requinto: resemble a guitar, only difference it's smaller and tuned a fourth up
Accordion: box-shaped musical instruments of the bellows-driven free-reed aerophone, colloquially referred to as a squeezebox; has origins in Germany and played in the NorteÃ±o music of Mexico.
Guira: core part of the merengue ensemble and emblematic of Dominican heritage
Maracas: pre-Columbian instrument used to maintain rhythm or highlight syncopated rhythms
Cajon: a box drum, originating in Peru and usually made from plywood with a thin plywood front or playing surface and metal shakers inside that add percussive effect
Jarabe Mexicano: Pandemic Performance Options
Jarabe Mexicano: Description of Provisional Touring Options
Jarabe Mexicano is unveiling a new show for 21-22 entitled "Fiesta en Familia." They also do programming for specific Latinx holiday events, such as Hispanic Heritage month, Dia de los Muertos, and Cinco de Mayo.
These programs, along with their extensive outreach events, are offered live and in hybrid formats.
- We can travel up to 500.
- Regional block booking available.
- We offer hybrid/video events
- Touring will resume on 8/2021
Jarabe Mexicano: Tech Requirements
No backline required.
Standard sound set up.
Jarabe Mexicano: Fee Ranges
Fee Range for public performances: $5,000-$10,000
Fee Range for residencies and workshops: $7,500-$15,000