27. June 2019 - 18:45 till 20:15
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CONCERT: SONIDOS DE LA HUASTECA | Mexican Cultural Institute | Thursday, 27. June 2019

Join the Mexican Cultural Institute on Thursday, June 27 as we welcome the debut performance of the son huasteco ****, Los Querreques Huastecos.
About son huastecoThe son huasteco is a traditional musical genre native to the La Huasteca region in eastern Mexico. Son, literally “sound” in Spanish, refers to a category of music and dance that encompasses various regional genres. It dates back to the 19th century and draws from Spanish, native, and African influences, as evidenced primarily through its driving, percussive rhythms.
La Huasteca comprises parts of six modern-day Mexican states: Hidalgo, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz. Each adds its own style and flair to the music, lyrics, dance, and costumes.
The program will feature (in no particular order): La huasanga, El caballito, La presumida, El querreque, El bejuquito, El fandanguito, El *****, El cuervo, El gallo, Las 3 huastecas, Atardecer huasteco, La petenera, El gallo, Serenata huasteca, La leva, and El rebozo.
About the bandLos Querreques Huastecos is a son huasteco **** based in the DC area. It was formed in 2019 by Benito San Miguel, Diego González Castellanos and Yumhali García with the mission of providing outreach and dissemination to what they think is the underperformed genre of son huasteco. Throughout their lives, the three bandmates have been avid promoters of Mexican culture, and thus, have been part of mariachi groups, folk dancing companies, son jarocho groups, among others.