CD Release Party: Una Historia de Fandango

Rubén Hernández-León, director of the Center for Mexican Studies and associate professor of sociology, announces the release of Una Historia de Fandango, by the Los Angeles-based son jarocho band Cambalache.

Saturday, December 21, 2013
7:00 PM
The Floricanto Center for the Performing Arts
4232 Whiteside Street
Los Angeles, 90063

Una Historia de Fandango is Cambalache’s first album. Hernández-León co-authored the lyrics of two sones on the CD and wrote the liner notes. The album, he writes, was “the direct result of the exchanges Chicanos, Latinos, Veracruzanos and Mexican musicians and cultural activists have sustained around son jarocho and the fandango over the last two decades.” Cambalache has performed at functions of the Center for Mexican Studies and its members have lectured and conducted demonstrations of son jarocho in classes, seminars and events held at the Latin American Institute, the Dept. of Ethnomusicology and the Chicano Studies Research Center. A release event will take place December 21 at the Floricanto Center for the Performing Arts. More information about the event and an audio file of the album can be found at the band’s website.


Rubén Hernández-León