Caña Dulce y Caña Brava
Kleinhans Music Hall is pleased to present
Caña Dulce y Caña Brava
featuring the folk music of Veracruz, Mexico
Kleinhans Music Hall is pleased to present Caña Dulce y Caña Brava coming to the Mary Seaton Room on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now to the public and start at $35. Music lovers can enjoy a 10% discount on the purchase of 4 or more tickets using code GROOVES at checkout.
Caña Dulce y Caña Brava offers a performance which exhibits the music, poetry, dance and traditional attire of Veracruz, Mexico, interpreted by artists who are beneficiaries of the jarocho culture and noteworthy performers with years of experience on both national and international stages. The group stands out as an artistic project that highlights feminine poetry and voices. Creating an experience that connects the spectator with distinct emotions, one is taken on voyage through multiple rhythms, accompanied by traditional string instruments such as the harp and the jarana, percussion and zapateado, poetic improvisation in rhyme and the projection of visual effects. Offering an assortment of colors, textures and images to diverse and multi-generational audiences, the ensemble is defined by an original aesthetic concept that unites the traditional with the vanguard in a contemporary stage proposal.
Since its formation in 2007, the group has carried the seal of feminine strength and beauty within the traditionally masculine world of Mexican son.
The sounds of the strings interweave with the poetic messages written from a woman’s perspective, creating a facet not before seen within this musical genre.
The zapateado (percussive dance) on the tarima (wooden platform) accentuates the beat, while the band’s colorful wardrobe embellishes their musicality. Appealing instrumental landscapes include the captivating vibrations of the horse jaw, the profound and mystical harmonies of the harp, the percussive atmosphere created by the jarana, the robust rhythm of the guitarra grande, and the renaissance-sounding bowed instruments created ex profeso for the group, resurrecting extinct baroque instrumentation.
The tour for Caña Dulce y Caña Brava in the United States has been supported by the Mexican Minister of Culture and Ibermúsicas
About Global Grooves
The Global Grooves music series, aims to bridge cultures and ignite a shared passion for music. Through captivating performances which highlight a variety of cultures, it celebrates the rich tapestry of musical traditions from around the world, fostering cross-cultural understanding, appreciation, and unity among the beautifully diverse community of WNY. Kleinhans’ commitment to artistic excellence and cultural exploration drove them to curate a concert experience that transcends boundaries and enriches the human spirit.