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Music and Printmaking Merge in Son Jarocho Style: Alec Dempster at MECA

In the front hallway of the 6th Ward’s MECA building, you can scan a QR code and hear the creaky strains of an old violin from the Veracruz region of Mexico. Another digital scan of a jumbled-looking square produces a complex tapestry of rapidly overlapping strings known as El Siquisiri. The style of music is known as Son Jarocho, and it is a blend of “musical and dance tradition from the Sotavento, the southern regions of Mexico’s Veracruz state.”...
casey gregory

casey gregory

Casey Gregory is a writer and artist based in Houston.