Concierto en el Campo!
By Elsmarie Norby
You are invited to come to the rural community of San Miguel Viejo and enjoy a great jazz concert by Josué Cáceres, flute and sax, and Uriel Orozco, keyboard, in front of the beautiful historic church built by the indigenous Otomí people in 1542.
To benefit Ojalá Niños
Sun, Mar 15, 2pm
San Miguel Viejo
Free round-trip bus, Cardo in front of St. Paul’s Church, 1:15pm
Concerts by a fine variety of performers are presented every three months and have been received with high praise from visitors and locals alike. The concerts are a gift to the local community in order to give us all an opportunity to get acquainted with and learn about another part of San Miguel’s great place in Mexican history. Donations received will be matched and help to support Ojalá Niños, a non-profit alternative education program offering free daily year-round classes to over 100 local children in arts, music, literacy, health, and a variety of special activities, in partnership with other organizations.
Josué Cáceres was born in Brazil and grew up in the Baptist church with his father and grandfather as Baptist ministers. His earliest musical influences were from black cultures, including soul, gospel, and R&B. He has played in many important music festivals around Mexico and the US, becoming skilled in other jazz genres. He is generously donating his talent to help support Ojalá’s music program. Uriel Orozco, keyboard, is also a music technologist, often lecturing and offering educational programs about music production. He’s been playing in many American musical genres such as blues, funk, and jazz with the band Pilaseca in main venues in Mexico and the US. He is the co-producer of the indie-rock project Robot Junkie Paradise, which has produced two albums to date.
Ojalá Niños is proud to present these two extraordinary musicians in our village so that you can enjoy a very special afternoon with a “Concierto en el Campo.”
Free round-trip bus transportation provided from Cardo, in front of St. Paul’s Church, at 1:15pm. See www.ojala-ninos.org.