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CORRIDOS: Mexican Tragic Ballad Song Writing Workshop in English
November 2, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Learn to write an authentic Mexican “corrido” in this free, two‐hour+ workshop with Juan Díes, folklorist and co-founder of the GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY Nominated Sones de México Ensemble.
The workshop will be taught in English.
By the end of this workshop the class will have written an original song in a corrido form. The corrido is a 150‐year-old Mexican ballad tradition that narrates tragic tales based on true events and honors folk heroes. Learn about the history of this tradition and the rules for writing the poetic lyrics of these captivating songs.
The workshop takes place at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Portrait Gallery Education Center.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.