world music of Mexico

Friday, September 30, 2011
UVM Recital Hall

Pasatono Orquesta is dedicated to the musical culture of the Mixtec people. This ensemble of the people of the clouds is a reincarnation of the traditional ethnic folk orchestras of strings, winds, and percussion that were once ubiquitous in rural Mexico. Their music incorporates many elements of the folkloric music of the region in addition to American Jazz of the 1920’s and 1930’s – when the area first got wireless radio. The Pasatono Orquesta has performed at Lincoln Center in New York, the National Center of the Arts in Mexico City, the Henestrosa Library, the Macedonio Alcalá Theater in Oaxaca, and the Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC.