Quad City Visiting Artists Jarabe Mexicano bring Latin folk, rock and roll, and Tex-Mex music to the final Tuneful Tuesday performance at the Rock Island Public Library on April 5.
Visiting Artists Bring Latin Folk and Flair to the Rock Island Public Library on April 5
Jarabe Mexicano will perform a 45-minute set starting at noon on Tuesday, April 5 in the Community Room of the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. The quintet stands out for its lively border spirit, and performances by lead vocalist Gustavo Alcoser, José Martin Márquez on requinto, Kevin Lomes on vihuela, Chris Behrens on guitarrón, and musical director Danny Brito on percussion. Performing on stringed instruments and lively percussion, Jarabe’s dramatic, harmonized vocals bring audiences on a joyride through Mexican Folk, Rock & Roll, Norteño/Tex-Mex, Latin Rock, and Reggae-Cumbia.
Lauded as cultural ambassadors by the Mexican Consulate in the United States, Jarabe believes every performance is an opportunity to create a deeper and more inclusive sense of community. Their programming for audiences of all ages features music and personal stories that highlight what it’s like to grow up along the US-Mexico border. Songs range from romantic ballads fit for a loving serenade to exuberant dance music that will bring people out of their seats. (Digital press kit: https://www.jarabemexicano.com/dpk)
The performance is free and open to any member of the public. Masks are encouraged, but not required. For updates on the library’s COVID mitigation procedures, please visit the library website.
The Tuneful Tuesdays live music series is made possible by funding from long-time Rock Island patrons Carol and James Horstmann. April is the last event for the current performance season.
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Jarabe Mexicano appearances in the Quad Cities are offered through collaboration with Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series. The Visiting Artist Series makes performing arts accessible by bringing the program directly to schools, providing access to see live performances that would otherwise be out of reach. For additional Quad City performances, visit the Quad City Arts website.