Loteria Jarocha: Linoleum Prints

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In the mid-1990s, artist and musician Alec Dempster returned to Mexico, the place of his birth, and discovered son jarocho. A genre of folk music from the Veracruz region of Mexico, son jarocho originated in the 17th century with the confluence of Indigenous, African and European peoples. In Veracruz today, musicians can still be heard singing these traditional "sones," passed down orally through the generations as themes or tropes, rather than songs with set lyrics. As Dempster immersed himself in the tradition, speaking ...

Loteria Jarocha: Linoleum Prints 2013, Porcupine's Quill, Erin, Ontario

ISBN-13: 9780889843622

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