Fandango Fronterizo Border Concert Unites Mexicans and Americans through Music in Friendship Park
Music should evoke a certain time and feeling. It should make you feel alive and connected to something. This is exactly what the Son Jaracho style of music does. Musicians adapting this Son Jarocho style of playing bring the ancient traditions of Mexico alive once again. Son Jaracho music comes originally from the Veracruz region of the Gulf of Mexico and is all about relating the present to the past. Son Jaracho music is full of energy, passion, and multiplicity.
This connecting force was seen this past weekend in the form of a Fandango Fronterizo or live jam session composed of individuals on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. This marked the fifth annual Fandango Fronterizo taking place on the border of San Diego and Tijuana. The event took place in the Friendship Park on the U.S.-Mexico border with artists from both sides participating in a musical and cultural symphony of sorts. These types of concerts unite Mexicans and Americans on a very human level-through music.