Perry Fine Arts Series - Trio de Colores Mariachi Band

Sunday  21 January  2018  2:00 PM
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Perry Fine Arts Series - Trio de Colores Mariachi Band
January 21, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.

The Perry Fine Arts Series will be presenting Trio de Colores Mariachi Band in concert on January 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Perry Performing Arts Center.

​Trio de Colores, a trio based in Iowa and Latin America, specializes in Mexican music and is comprised of three virtuosic musicians who perform with various ensembles all over the United States and in Latin America. The trio's repertoire includes everything from well-known mariachi music to lesser known Native American tunes and contemporary Mexican folk music and popular compositions. Trio de Colores, or "Colorful Trio," has as its mission to expand awareness about the true diversity of Mexican music. The January 21 concert program will be a colorful sampler of short pieces that reflect primarily the Iberian influence on the popular music of Mexico, as illustrated by Mexican folk tunes such as “La Petenera” from the state of Veracruz, and “El Sinaloense” and “La Charreada” from the state of Jalisco, which all carry a European brand of harmonies in thirds and the rich string accompaniments first introduced from Spain: the harp, the guitarrón, and the vihuela all trace their roots to Europe. And yet, this is not European music, nor are the string instruments of Trio de Colores from Spain. Each piece carries a sound unique to Mexico, and all of the string instruments used by Trio de Colores were invented in the Americas. Musical ideas brought from Spain were only the starting point. The syncretism of European and Native traditions that led to cultures all their own in Mexico is palpable throughout the program. Of particular note is the waltz “María Chuchita,” sung in the Native Pur’épecha language, and the cumbia “El Mariachi Loco,” played to an Afro-Latin dance beat: they remind us very explicitly that Latin America is a land of mixed cultures with a unique voice in every region, depending on the particular blend that has taken place there.

Perry Fine Arts concerts are free, donations accepted, and open to all.

The Perry Performing Arts Center is handicapped accessible.

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Perry Performing Arts Center
18th Street, Perry, 50220, Iowa, United States