Mexican Dance Ensemble with Los Condenados HuastecosMUSIC + MOVEMENT FESTIVAL
Venue: Landmark Stage
Mexican Dance Ensemble has been chosen as part of the MUSIC + MOVEMENT SHOWCASE on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 pm.
Mexican Dance Ensemble (MDE) is committed to serving as liaisons of Mexican culture and tradition, while also supporting emerging artists. MDE collaborates in this performance with Los Condenados Huastecos (the condemned huastecos).
Additional Artists Information:
Los Condenados Huastecos (the condemned huastecos) are a Chicago-based trio that specializes in the huapango huasteco of Mexico's central gulf coast region. One of that country’s most emblematic traditional musics, the huapango huasteco style is distinguished by its virtuosic fiddle playing, canorous falsetto singing, and poetic improvisation. With parallel interests in bridging grassroots connections between the arts and local Latina/o communities, Los Condenados Huastecos have performed at cultural and educational events in the Chicago area, northern Indiana, and central Illinois. The group’s members include Alex Chávez (guitarra quinta huapanguera), Carlos García (jarana), and Juan Rivera (violin) of Latin Grammy Award nominated Sones de México.
Photo by Samuel Cortez.