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Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico
December 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The National Museum of Mexican Art presents “Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico” streamed live on the NMMA’s Facebook & YouTube pages.
In the midst of travel bans and sheltering in place, why not end 2020 with A VIRTUAL MUSICAL TRIP TO MEXICO, expertly guided by the GRAMMY™ nominated Sones de Mexico Ensemble, produced by the band during the pandemic.
With the help of a map and a collection of dozens of authentic musical instruments, the band will take you on a satisfying, one-hour journey through Mexico’s cultural regions performing an Aztec dance, son huasteco, música norteña, son abajeño, son planeco, son de mariachi, son de tarima, son istmeño, son de marimba, son jarocho, and other unique traditional music styles featuring instruments, dance, repertoire and techniques rarely seen outside their local regions. They will also speak about what to listen for in these major regional styles and take live questions form the audience in the chat.
Admission is free and open to the public.
This program is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
NMMA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NationalMuseumofMexicanArt
NMMA YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC39KXwG5QRzeO99Ui-twsZQ