Spring Is More Beautiful with “Music on the Rocks”
By Jesús Aguado
The millennial canyon of Charco del Ingenio is an amphitheater with perfect acoustics for a spring concert.
The rustic walls of the Santo Domingo dam were weakened at the community of Guadalupe de Támbula by the strength of its water and cracked 20 years ago. This caused a tragic flooding in town. The receding water, however, uncovered a natural stage that has been used for holding concerts since then.
“Music on the Rocks” is an annual fundraising event of the Jardín Botánico. The financial resources go to investigation, environmental and preservation programs.
Mario Hernández, the director of the organization, told Atención that this year those in charge of the music will be Tembembe, a band that has been investigating and performing Hispanic baroque music mixed with the traditional Mexican son and other rhythms from Latin America since 1995.
The spring concert, Hernández said, is for all audiences. “We are not elitist.” For that reason, tickets have a price of 180 pesos and are already on sale at Camino Silvestre at Zacateros 46 and Correo 43, as well as at the offices of El Charco.
The concert will take place on Saturday, March 18, at 5:30pm. Hernández commented that normally attendees arrive early to stroll through the place and to participate in the spiritual ceremony at the Plaza of the Four Winds at 3pm.