Amiguitos de La Peña Presents: Asheba
- La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley CA
Laura Rebolloso is a dancer, poet, and virtuoso performer on the leona, the largest and lowest pitched member of the jarana guitar family that is popular in the Veracruz region of Mexico. She is a 21st century poet and troubadour rooted in the 400-year-old son jarocho. In 1992 she co-founded the ensemble Son de Madera, regarded today as one of the most important exponents of son jarocho and a champion of the community music celebration called fandango.
Tonight Rebolloso will perform songs from the traditional repertoire of son jarocho as well as original compositions. She is a recipient of many prestigious awards in Mexico. She has performed in different parts of the United States not only music and dance, but also with faculties of Ethnic Studies and Women Studies. Laura’s expressiveness and charisma, combined with carefully crafted songwriting and a healthy dose of improvisation, make for an unforgettable performance experience.
La Peña is a community cultural center with a national reputation and a global vision that promotes peace, social justice and cultural understanding through the arts, education and social action.
As a welcoming gathering place, La Peña provides opportunities for artists to share diverse cultural traditions, to create and perform their work, and to support and interface with diverse social movements.
Annually, La Peña presents over 200 events with emerging and established artists; organizes an arts education program; produces new works by local artists, presents internationally and nationally renowned artists, and houses a Latin American cafe which complements the organization's mission.