Sat, Oct 21|
The Stissing Center
Caña Dulce Y Caña Brava
Experience the captivating rhythms and rich cultural heritage of Mexico with Caña Dulce y Caña Brava, an electrifying traditional son jarocho group whose soul-stirring performances have captivated hearts and minds worldwide.
Time & Location
Oct 21, 7:00 PM
The Stissing Center, 2950 Church St, Pine Plains, NY 12567, USA
About The Event
Caña Dulce y Caña Brava is a traditional son jarocho group made up mostly of women, started by Adriana Cao Romero and Raquel Vega, both from families with a deep musical tradition. Adriana learned the harp from the renowned maestro Don Pánfilo Valerio and due to her career she can claim the title of “maestra”. Raquel is the granddaughter of Don Andrés "el güero" Vega, a musician and peasant who toured the world with the renowned group Mono Blanco. They are accompanied by Violeta Romero, a musician with professional studies in dance, and by Anna Arismendez, an American of Mexican origin who, upon discovering the son jarocho, returned to the country of her maternal grandmother.
The group has toured nationally and internationally, representing Mexican culture in Turkey, South Africa, Canada, South Korea, Jamaica, Dutch Guyana, the United States, Venezuela, Denmark, Portugal, France, and recently Dubai, where they were part of the Mexican pavilion at the 2020 International Exhibition. To date, they have two albums published and are in the process of publishing the third.
They have collaborated in concerts and recordings with several renowned artists, such as Lila Downs, Jorge Drexler, and La Marisoul from La Santa Cecilia, enriching their interpretation of the music from Veracruz and expanding the outreach of this musical genre to diverse audiences. For the future, they seek to broaden this culture to ever-wider audiences, as well as foster the incursion of children and young people, encouraging learning, creation, and dissemination of music, dance, and poetry of the son jarocho tradition, inside and outside its cultural and festive context: the fandango.