As part of a musical and cultural exchange, a total of 35 son jarocho artists from Veracruz are in Chicago this weekend to perform in the musical folk style of that region.
The musical weekend is sponsored by Portoluz, a local organization that promotes non-commercial music.
Music and workshop schedule is as follows:
Friday, July 26
Noon-3 p.m., Taller/Workshop with Andes Flores Son Jarocho percussion, jarana and Zapateado MAGI. 2149 W. 21st St. ($10)
Saturday, July 27
11-1 p.m., Talleres en la 18, 2146 W. 18th St. (free)
2 p.m., Community roundtable at MAGI, W. 21st St. (free)
6 p.m., Live performances by Andres Flores, Cambalache, Son Cosita Seria, Fandanguero, Jarochicanos, Son del Viento, Son Monarcas, Condenados Huastecos and Bill Mackay, 1430 W. 18th St. (free)