ECC to Present Concert by Latin Folk and Soul Band, Jarabe Mexicano
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ECC to Present Concert by Latin Folk and Soul Band, Jarabe Mexicano

Captivating audiences throughout the U.S. and Mexico, Jarabe Mexicano will present their own style of Latin folk and soul at El Camino College’s Marsee Auditorium at 8 p.m. May 11. 

Jarabe Mexicano exploded onto the Latin music scene in 2015, performing on typical mariachi instruments accompanied by percussion. Jarabe’s musical arrangements feature harmonized vocals in Spanish and English for traditional boleros, huapangos, sones and rancheras, upbeat cumbias, revamped doo-wop and even some American classics. Jarabe’s mashup of “La Bamba” and “Twist and Shout” is a crowd favorite and regularly gets people up and dancing in the aisles! 

The band also performs faithful renditions of more traditional Latin repertoire. Cultural anthropologist and award-winning author Alejandro Lugo raved that Jarabe’s rendition of “La Malagueña” is “simply the best I’ve heard in decades, if not ever.” Taking a deep interest in current social justice issues and honoring Bob Marley’s classic anthem, Jarabe Mexicano has released their latest bilingual single, “Get Up, Stand Up (Semillas)” on all major platforms. 

Jarabe Mexicano includes Gustavo Alcoser, lead vocalist and managing coordinator; Jose Martin Marquez, requinto and vocals; Kevin Lomes, vihuela and vocals; Chris A. Behrens, guitarrón and vocals; and Danny Brito, percussion and artistic director. 

Tickets for the performance range from $10-$21 and may be purchased online at www.centerforthearts.org using the online ticketing system or by phone at 800-832-ARTS. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Campus parking is $3. Marsee Auditorium is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.

April 20, 2018