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April 22, 2010

Concert of Mexican music concludes with a community fandango celebration

Mexican performer Laura Rebolloso will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 in Meany Theater. Rebolloso is a virtuoso performer on the leona, the lowest-pitched instrument in the family of jarana guitars from Veracruz, Mexico, as well as a poet, singer, and dancer in the percussive style of zapateado. Rebolloso will perform songs from the traditional repertoire of son jarocho as well as original compositions, in a program of rich variety and improvisational energy.

Rebolloso will be accompanied by world-class musicians including Ramón Gutierrez (requinto), Juan Perez (bass), Quetzal Flores (jarana), Martha Gonzalez (vocals, percussion, and zapateado), and Alex Chadsey (piano).

Rebolloso directs a renowned youth performing ensemble at the Xalitic school in Xalapa, and teaches dance at the University of Veracruz. During winter and spring quarters of 2010, she is serving as a visiting artist in the UW dance and music departments, and working with Seattle community groups to advance the Seattle Fandango Project, building relationships through participatory music. The concert will conclude with a performance by musicians and dancers from the fandango project, in the participatory style of a community fandango celebration.

Tickets are $15, $10 for students and seniors. They are available at the UW Arts Ticket Office, 206-543-4880, or online at www.music.washington.edu.