At the forefront of the rousing son jarocho music of Veracruz, Mexico, Son De Madera embraces a dynamic convergence of authentic Mexican rhythms & contemporary folk melodies...
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FOUNDED IN 1992 AND ENDOWED WITH AN ENORMOUS TALENT FOR MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS AND TRADITION RESEARCH, SON DE MADERA REPRESENTS THE LEADING SUCCESS IN THE CURRENT SON JAROCHO MOVEMENT (A MUSICAL AND DANCE GENRE FROM VERACRUZ, MEXICO).

SON DE MADERA´S MAIN OBJECTIVE IS THE DIFFUSION OF THE SON JAROCHO BASED ON THE RESEARCH OF THE TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND THE INCORPORATION OF NEW SOUNDS THAT ENRICH THIS MUSIC WITH NEW PROPOSALS.

IN ACHIEVING THIS OBJECTIVE, SON DE MADERA APPEARED DURING THE SUMMER OF 2003 AT THE MAIN FOLK AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVALS OF CANADA (ICAFOLK FEST, THE ROGUE FOLK MUSIC CLUB, LONDON SUNFEST, TORONTO HARBOURFRONT, WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL, MISSION FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL AND CALGARY FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL)

SUBSEQUENTLY, SON DE MADERA APPEARED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE CHICAGO OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, LOS CENZONTLES MEXICAN ARTS CENTER, LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER IN BERKELEY AND AT THE MEXICAN HERITAGE PLAZA IN SAN JOSE, IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.

IN FALL OF 2003, SON DE MADERA BEGAN A TOUR THAT LEAD IT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WERELDFEEST OF UTRECHT, HOLLAND, IN THE FARINERA DEL CLOT OF BARCELONA, IN THE MERCADO DE MÚSICA VIVA DE VIC IN SPAIN, THE SCHOUWBURG ODEON IN ZWOLLE AND THE KIT TROPENTHEATER IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND.  THE TOUR ENDED IN THE FESTIVAL DE LAS ANDALUCÍAS ATLÁNTICAS IN ESSAOUIRA, MOROCCO.

DURING THE CANADIAN AND EUROPEAN TOUR, SON DE MADERA SHARED STAGES WITH INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FIGURES AS PETRONA MARTINEZ, MARINA HEREDIA AND KETAMA AMONG OTHERS

IN ADDITION TO THE GROUP WORK IN THE TOURING AND RECORDING SCENES, SON DE MADERA HAS PARTICIPATED IN JOIN PROJECTS WITH OTHER MUSICIANS, SUCH AS THEIR COLLABORATION WITH THE IRISH MUSIC GROUP THE CASSIDIES AND THE CHICANO GROUP QUETZAL.
SON DE MADERA´S PERFORMANCES ARE SENSUOUS AND WITH AN EXQUISITE SENSE OF MUSICIANSHIP AND HAVE BEEN FEATURED ON NUMEROUS TELEVISION AND RADIO PROGRAMS IN MEXICO AND THE USA.  THEIR RECORDINGS HAVE BEEN USED IN FILMS SOUNDTRACKS, TELEVISION DOCUMENTARIES AND THEATRE.
THE REPERTOIRE OF SON DE MADERA COMES MAINLY FROM THE SONES OF THE TRADITIONAL FANDANGO (MUSICAL FIESTA AROUND THE DANCE´S PLATAFORM) ON THE SOUTH OF VERACRUZ.

MUSICIANS

RAMÓN GUTIERREZ HERNÁNDEZ.
MUSICAL DIRECTOR
VOCAL, GUITARRA DE SON, CINCO ZAPOTERO, VIOLIN AND ZAPATEADO DANCING

ANNAHÍ HERNÁNDEZ
VOCAL AND ZAPATEADO DANCING

ANDRÉS VEGA HERNÁNDEZ
VOCAL, JARANA AND ZAPATEADO DANCING

ALFREDO HERRERA
JARANA, PERCUSSION AND ZAPATEADO DANCING

JUÁN PEREZ
ACOUSTIC BAS

 

 

 

 

 

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