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Fandango-Bombazo: A Fiesta of Mexican & Puerto Rican Music & Dance [Live at Folklife Festival 2006]
Bombazos are Puerto Rican jam-sessions where musicians and dancers gather in celebration of music and community; fandangos are their Mexican counterpart. In an unprecedented, joint fandango-bombazo, musicians and dancers demonstrate their distinctive traditions while performing together at the 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Musical groups Son de Madera and Sones de México Ensemble started the party with son jarocho music from the Mexican state of Veracruz. Jarocho dancers were joined by bomba dancers from the Chicago-based group AfriCaribe, adding Afro-Puerto Rican bomba and plena percussion. Chicago hip-hop emcees The Essence helped celebrate the finale of this grand fiesta of dance and music. 'Son de Mi Tierra' by Son de Madera is available on CD and digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Spotify: The name of this musical group, Son de Madera (Sound of Wood), plays off the word "son," meaning both "sound" and the son genre, and the fact that their instruments were fashioned from wood (madera). The improvisatory, string-driven music of Veracruz called son jarocho has enjoyed several decades of major resurgence. This "back-to-the-future" recording allies elder farmer and rancher musicians with the next generation of forward-looking innovators who comprise the group Son de Madera. Son de Mi Tierra ("Sound of My Land") burgeons with creativity and reverence for both the old and the new as it draws from rural roots to produce fresh interpretations of this popular Mexican regional music. Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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2 min 49 sec
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