Start Date : October 27, 2012
End Date : October 27, 2012
Time : 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Known internationally for their traditional son jarocho music, the group Conjunto Hueyapan appears at the Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula on Saturday, October 27, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Two generations of the Herrera family compose Conjunto Hueyapan, which has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Hollywood Bowl, President Reagan’s Inaugural Ball, and at other venues throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe. There are no reservations; first come, first seated.
During intermission, visitors can purchase refreshments, view new museum exhibits, and listen to music played by the guitar students of Santa Paula harpist Xavier Montes. Members of Montes’ “Angels On Harps” also perform earlier in the day at the opening reception for the De Colores Art Show at the neighboring Santa Paula Art Museum. Go to www.santapaulaartmuseum.org for more information about that exhibit and reception.
Son jarocho is a regional folk music style from Veracruz, Mexico, which the Conjunto Hueyapan family ensemble learned to play in their native California, then perfected under master musicians in Mexico City and Veracruz. In addition to performances of son jarocho, the ensemble begun by Fermín Herrera in 1973 has dedicated itself to research, preservation, and documentation of the traditional Mexican music. Members of the group include brothers Fermín, Andrés, Jorge and Tomás Herrera; sister María Isabel Herrera; and Fermín’s sons Xocoytzin and Motechzomah.