The Regional Music of Mexico
Featuring Hermanos Herrera
March 21, 7:00 pm, La Jolla Community Center
Hermanos Herrera is a family group consisting of five brothers and their younger sister. They play various styles of traditional Mexican music including son huasteco, son jarocho, and musica norteña. The groups performs with an energetic style that is both passionate and exhilarating.
United by blood and love of their art, Hermanos Herrera see themselves as creating the future of regional Mexican music. Third-generation Mexican-Americans, they grew up in a family of musicians in Filmore, California. Motivated by their family’s devotion to traditional music, the siblings made frequent trips to Mexico, immersing themselves in a quarter century of mentorship with preeminent performers of son huasteco and son jarocho, two favorite forms of Mexico’s rich musical heritage. They bring youthful exuberance, authenticity, and a contemporary twist to their presentation of traditional musical styles, while striving at the same time to be true representatives of Mexico’s rich musical landscape.
Hermanos Herrera have six recordings under the Sonbros Records label, and one album released by Smithsonian Folkways record label in January, 2018. Their latest releases are scheduled to launch in the Spring and Fall of 2020. Their most recent recordings of musica norteña and son huasteco received strong radio play throughout the U.S. and Mexico, with one of the singles reaching number one in various markets. For being ambassadors of son huateco, the group was awarded the “Sol Poniente” Lifetime Achievement Award in Veracruz, Mexico.
Hermanos Herrera have shared their music with a wide audience, performing throughout the U.S. and Mexico. They recently toured under the Smithsonian Folkways Record label throughout the United States, performing at National Folk Festivals in North Carolina, and Butte Montana. In addition, they recently sold out two consecutive performances at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
In addition to their musical accomplishments, Hermanos Herrera have maintained an active presence in their home community of Filmore. Through their music, they have raised over $120,000 for local charities and have assisted in numerous fundraising and community service events, educating children and assisting those in need.
For more info visit: http://www.hermanosherrera.com/
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