Friday, January 10, 5:30 p.m. At the home of Michael and Michelle Osterman
Jarabe Mexicano invites audiences on a joyride through a versatile songbook of Mexican folk as well as rock & roll, Tex-Mex, Latin rock, and reggae-cumbia. Performing on stringed folk instruments accompanied by lively percussion, Jarabe’s dramatic, harmonized vocals in Spanish and English have gained them admiration from audiences across the country.
The quintet, with its eclectic border spirit, stands out with performances by lead vocalist Gustavo Alcoser, José Martín Márquez on requinto, Kevin Lomes on vihuela, Chris Behrens with his guitarrón, and musical director Danny Brito on percussion. Cultural anthropologist and Arizona State University professor Dr. Alejandro Lugo raves that Jarabe’s musicians “are truly excellent and bring new blood to the musical traditions they perform… their version of La Malagueña is simply the best I’ve heard in decades, if not ever.”
In addition to performing, Jarabe Mexicano will take questions about their musical influences and passion for arts education as well as any other questions attendees have for them. Guests are invited to mingle with the musicians and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres following the performance and Q&A.
This house concert is a fundraiser for Strings and all the programs we offer free to the Yampa Valley community (more than 60% of our lineup is free). One great example is our dynamic music and arts education program, Strings School Days, which serves more than 3,000 local students. Thank you for your support!