The Festival of Traditional Mexican Music opens Weds. April 12 at the Centro Cultura Antigua Presidencia (CCAP) in Chapala, Jalisco.
The Al Son de las Olas (To the Sound of the Waves) festival will begin with presentations from the Chapala Folkloric Ballet Company, the Traditional Orchestra of Autlán de Navarro and Javier Raygoza. Admission is free.
On Thursday, the group Amate will perform Fandango, a popular dance brought to Latin America by the Spanish. On Friday, the Grullense Symphony Orchestra will perform.
The festivities will close with a duet by Sánchez Ambriz and Recuerdos de Mi México on Saturday.
In addition to musical performances, the festival offers several conferences and workshops. The workshops will begin on Thursday at 11 a.m. with a class on the making of traditional mariachi instruments. Also on Thursday, a technical workshop on reharmonization in popular music will be held at 4 p.m.
On Friday morning, a workshop on mariachi verses will take place at 10 a.m., followed by a cultural workshop on “the art of strategically relating” at 12 p.m. Starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, those interested can attend a conference on the fusion of traditional music with other genres.
A full list of events can be found on the event’s Facebook page.
With reports by Semanario Laguna