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CAMBALACHE: GLOBAL-PHONIC MUSIC SERIES 2017
Thu, April 6, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
Lou Perez of Los Lobos says: “Cambalache delivers a superb collection of canciones, at once deeply soulful and culturally rich. This is so good!” Cambalache, which means exchange, is a Chicano-Jarocho group based in East Los Angeles. Founded in 2007 and led by César Castro (sonero, maestro and luthier from Veracruz, Mexico), Cambalache plays and promotes traditional son jarocho, blended with contemporary themes of immigration and ‘otherness’ that are as relevant as today’s headlines. The music of Cambalache was featured on August 7, 2011 on NPR’s All Things Considered, which proclaimed their music to be “a part of the regular soundtrack of Latino music in East L.A.” Now touring behind the release of their new album Constelación De Soniados, Betto Arcos of KPFK’s ‘Global Village’ opines that their music combines tradition with “groundbreaking interpretations of traditional tunes such as “El Aguacero”, “El Butaquito” and “Tlingo Greengo” in a politicized version, with verses directly criticizing the gentrification treading over cities, mercilessly wiping out working-class neighborhoods.”
Arlington Cultural Affairs' second (spring) season of the Global-Phonic Music Series showcases international music traditions with a contemporary edge, at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre from February 2 thru April 6, 2017. Reservations are required for all events and are available through Eventbrite.com.
MAARJA NUUT – Feb. 2 / Estonia
NOURA MINT SEYMALI – Feb. 25 / Mauritania
CAMBALACHE - Apr. 6 / LA-Mexico (pictured)