Film, Video Artemio Posadas: Mexican Music & Dance from California

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Title
Artemio Posadas: Mexican Music & Dance from California
Summary
In this performance of Mexican music and dance, Artemio Posadas is accompanied by Russell Rodriguez, Dolores Garcia and Mary Ann Zahorsky.
Event Date
September 28, 2016
Notes
-  Artemio Posadas is a musician, dancer, teacher, and tireless cultural organizer, and this year's Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellow for his commitment to the Mexican tradition of son huasteco. The son of a traditional violinist, he was born in 1948 and raised in the northeastern Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, in the cultural region known as La Huasteca. As a youth, Posadas became fascinated with the region's music known as son huasteco, with its singing style embellished with falsetto breaks and a rich practice of poetic, instrumental, and dance improvisation. He learned the music's three instruments-huapanguera (large rhythm guitar), jarana (small guitar), and violin-as well as traditional repertoire and dance style. Since 1990 he has taught the son huasteco (along with the son jarocho and other regional forms of son) at Richmond's East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, helping to anchor the growth and understanding of authentic son in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Musician, anthropologist, and Posadas disciple Russell Rodriguez sums up Posadas's contributions: "The arrival of Artemio Posadas to the Bay Area of California was a blessing. He modeled how traditional arts, such as the dance, poetry, and music of the son mexicano, are significant in our daily lives."
Related Resources
American Folklife Center: https://www.loc.gov/folklife/
Running Time
58 minutes 22 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video
image
Original Format
film, video

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