Laura Rebolloso Makes Music “por la esperanza de México”

By Víctor Monterrubio

Laura Rebolloso is the perfect musician to wrap up all of 2015’s eclectic concert events. You’ve heard world-class chamber music, pitch-perfect baroque, fiery Cuban salsa, smokin’ blues, and funky jazz, but you haven’t heard anything like what Laura and her six-piece Ensamble Marinero will present on Wednesday, December 23, at Teatro Ángela Peralta.

Concert
Sones Jarochos, Elastic Compositions, and Improvisations
Wed, Dec 23, 7pm
Teatro Ángela Peralta
180 pesos

When she was just a child, Laura played the jarana and the guitarra de son in a children’s group that provided music for wakes, feast days, concerts in halls and theaters, radio, and television programs. She gained experience performing in Mexico, France, Spain, and Canada. Her passion was son jaracho, the infectious regional folk music from Veracruz and the Gulf of Mexico. As a young adult, she co-founded Son de Madera, a popular ensemble that toured Latin America. More recently, Laura has been composing for movies, theater, and concerts as well as recording CDs that began to reflect not only her passion for son jaracho but also her many other musical influences. In reviewing her 2013 album Por la esperanza de México, renowned composer of symphonic danzones Arturo Márquez noted that in Laura’s music “… the roots are not lost, they are heard all the time … it is a fusion of son with elements of jazz and chamber music with a philosophical and creative lyrical stance.” And indeed, her lyrics take a strong stance, dealing with migration, maternity, spiritual quests, corn, and the poverty and richness of this amazing country.

Rebolloso’s musical path has included teaching. She was an Artist in Residence at the University of Washington and has given classes about her ancestral art form from Wisconsin to San Diego.

So I hope you will join us as we explore the past, present, and future of this powerful form of Mexican folk music, combined with the rhythms and textures of jazz, classical, and traditional Mexican musical expression. We look forward to playing for you!

Featured musicians will include:

Laura Rebolloso: jarana, leona, and voice
Alonso Blanco: piano
Víctor Monterrubio: percussion
Santiago Gutiérrez Rebolloso: percussion
Carlos Zambrano: bass
Hans Barklis: requinto jarocho
Special guest: Doug Robinson will join us on keyboard.;

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