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Cambalache Lecture Workshop

November 6, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


November 6, 2014, 11am – 12 noon. Please RSVP to lwac@polk.edu or (863) 298-6883 due to limited seating.

Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center is inviting your students to participate in a lecture demonstration workshop with the group Cambalache.  The one-hour workshop beginning at 11:00 AM is scheduled for November 6, 2014 at the Lake Wales Arts Center.  We would love for you students to participate in the workshop.

Cambalache, meaning exchange, is a Chicano-Jarocho group based in East Los Angeles. Founded in 2007 and led by César Castro (sonero, maestro and luthier from Veracruz, Mexico), Cambalache plays and promotes traditional son jarocho through performance, music workshops, and educational demonstrations.  In the spirit of the fandango, a traditional celebration of music and dance, Cambalache engages its audience through participatory performances.  In 2010, Cambalache organized an important fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Karl in Veracruz, thus strengthening decades of social and cultural exchange of the Chicano-Jarocho network.  Cambalache’s educational mission involves demonstrations from elementary school to universities, museums and music festivals.  The music of Cambalache was featured on August 7, 2011 on NPR’s All Things Considered stating, “Son Jarocho has been popular in Los Angeles, going back to the 1950s with Ritchie Valens, then Los Lobos.  Today, it’s a part of the regular soundtrack of Latino music in East L.A.”


The group is also performing on on the Downtown Concert Series in front of the Polk State JD Alexander Center in Lake Wales on November 6 from 5:30-6:45pm. Learn more!


November 6, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lake Wales Arts Center, Updike Hall
1099 SR 60 E
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494