Jenny and The Mexicats in San Miguel

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado

International Youth Day will be celebrated with a free concert and a campaign to eradicate bullying in educational institutions.

Jenny and the Mexicats
Vie/Fri, Aug 8
Terrenos de la feria/Fairgrounds
Información/For more information 121 0201

Alan Romo, director of the IMAJSMA (Institute for San Miguel’s Youth), said that since he has been in charge of that department he has noticed that San Miguel youths are very involved and he wants to improve their quality of life through education. He mentioned the case of a secondary school in the rural community of La Cuadrilla where 40 students finished their secondary education last year and just 20 continued preparatory studies. This year, in the same community, 35 students finished secondary, and only two could not continue their education because of a lack of financial resources. The IMAJSMA will support these two students.

In March, when Mayor Mauricio Trejo swore in the Youth Council of San Miguel de Allende, many attendees wanted to show their talents. Unfortunately, neither the time nor the space was sufficient, so Trejo made the commitment of offering a time and a place for their expressions an event that would end with a performance by a renowned musical band.

That event will take place on Friday, August 8, at 6:30pm at the fairgrounds (on the road to Dr. Mora), where there will be music from DJ Tanke (from this city) and choreography by students from VIBAS (Video Bachilleratos), as well as rappers and singers with all kinds of music. At the end, the Mexicats will appear on stage.

Big Metra, a hip-hop singer, will participate in the event along with Jenny and the Mexicats, all chosen for their promotion of a campaign against bullying and respect for the environment.

Romo remarked that this is an event for the entire family; age does not matter. Those who want to attend the “fest” need to sign up on Facebook/imajsma and send contact information, such as name, address, telephone number and age (optional). There will be public transportation until 11pm in the area. For more information, call 121-0201.

The band

Jenny and the Mexicats is a multicultural band, featuring trumpeter Jenny from London, a Spaniard, David (drums) and Mexicans, Pantera (guitar) and Ico (double bass). The band participated in the San Miguel Sound Music Festival in April this year. The group first came into the public eye after the release of Jenny and the Mexicats, a CD mixture of jazz, flamenco rock and other rhythms. The CD includes songs in English and Spanish. The singles “Verde más allá” (“Green Beyond”) and “Me voy a ir” (“I am Leaving”) have been hits on radio stations. The band will also play themes from their new album.


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