The Encuentro de Jaraneros of the Midwest in Carbondale, IL is part of a transnational music festival that features Son Jarocho – a 350-year-old genre of Mexican folk music born out of the interweaving of African, Spanish, and Native-American cultures.
On Sunday the 20th Sabor De Mel Brazilian restaurant, on The Strip, will host a dinner performance by master jaranero Zenen Zeferino from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
On Monday the 21st join us at Lenus Turley Park for a total eclipse of traditional music both before and after the moment of totality. Zenen Zeferino from Veracruz, Mexico will open with a morning concert at 11 am, and after a brief viewing break, Sones de Mexico will perform “Beyond the Music: A musical geography of Mexico” from 2:00-3:15 pm. Free solar eclipse viewing glasses to the first 100 to arrive.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic lunch. #arts4us