One A Day – 1041 – Son de Madera

Sonaxa at Teatro Stella India

Sonaxa at Teatro Stella India

Dancing like riding a horse

Hollow eyes riding toward you


Swinging the lariat

Leaning forward into the wind

At full gallop

Riding off

Son de Madera

Son de Madera


Wide Stance

Sing Out!

Portrait in Many Colors

Touch the Echos

  • Sonaxa – Sus Rodríguez (violín), Beto León (requinto jarocho, guitarra, saxofón y voz), Giseh (jarana, violín y voz), Chuy (bajo), Sergio Camacho percusión y zapateado), César P. (vihuela, guitarra de golpe y voz) y Carlos Rojas Martínez (percusiones y voz)
  • Son de Madera – Ramón Gutiérrez: guitarra de son, guitarra de alambre, mandolina y canto., Tereso Vega: jarana tercera, pandero jarocho y canto., Aleph Castañeda: contrabajo y canto.
  • Teatro Stella Inda
  • Centro, Morelia, Michoacán, México
  • September 22, 2017

This was a great concert at the Teatro Stella Inda, in Morelia. The opening act was a local group, Sonaxa. I know many of the members of the group and their work is very good. They had a dancer doing rhythm whose work reminded me very much of riding a horse. It wasn’t easy to get good photos of the group because of the lighting, but he was right in front and a highlight besides.

Son de Madera is a nationally recognized group playing Son Jarocho – a type of music with roots in Veracruz. Son is played on an improvisational style similar to jazz in that the group plays a theme and then improvises on the that. The beat, tuning and instruments are different in many ways from the European/Western standard, but the result is very strong and exciting. If you haven’t heard Son Jarocho – this group is the one to hear.

There were far too many photos for one posting so this one is divided into two – the second one will be tomorrow. I love this group, and the second set is even stronger.