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Discussion about Son Jarocho with Gilberto Gutierrez Silva

A conversation with Master Laudero Gilberto Gutierrez Silva.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Haines Hall 144
(CSRC Library & Archive)
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Master laudero Gilberto Gutierrez will be in UCLA, hosted by the Center for Mexican Studies, for a discussion and Q&A about son jarocho. Gilberto Gutiérrez Silva, was born in Tres Zapotes, Veracruz on May 13, 1958. For generations his family has performed son jarocho, the traditional music of the region. In 1977 along with Juan Pascoe and José Ángel Gutiérrez started the group Mono Blanco and since then, the group has become one of the most important son jarocho bands in Mexico and beyond. Mono Blanco has recorded many albums, has been the subject of documentaries and traveled the world performing in the most prestigious venues and festivals.
In the personal and professional level, Gilberto Gutierrez has been promoting the Fandango tradition in communities in the Veracruz region by means of musical workshops, demonstrating and teaching zapateado, the manufacture of musical instruments, and musical composition. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards for his artistic and cultural contributions such as the National Endowment for the Arts and the Dr. Gonzalo Aguirre Beltrán medal, by the state of Veracruz. He’s currently the director of la Casa de la Música Popular Veracruzana, a cultural center that he inaugurated in February 2001 in Veracruz, Veracruz.

The UCLA room location for this event will be disclosed shortly. A light lunch will be served. This event will be in Spanish and English.

Cost : Free and Open to the Public

(310) 825-4571

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Center for Mexican Studies, Chicano Studies Research Center

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