"The musicians from Jarabe Mexicano were FANTASTIC. The residency went smoothly, and every single event was nothing short of a success. All students of any age were engaged, enthusiastic, and had fantastic questions. We had multiple groups raise their hands and ask to dance! Their final performance was a joy. We only had good feedback, with more requests for various styles of music. We also saw a different audience than past shows."
City and County of Broomfield
"They were absolutely fantastic! The talent, energy, kindness…the community loved them as did the kids and teachers at the school." ~Kim Krueger, Artistic Director, Whitefish Theatre Company
"Another GREAT concert at the Basalt Regional Library!!! It would take a long time to enumerate the enthusiastic comments that patrons have shared with me! Your ability to capture the audience is amazing......it’s an art in itself. Add to that your individual reservoirs of talent, and you have the formula for a successful concert! Thank you for sharing your passion for music with our community. The AMFS staff members expressed appreciation for your skillful conducting of a very successful workshop. Your educational approach to music did not go unnoticed. When children walk out of the room saying,’that was fun!’, you know you succeeded in sharing music with them."
- CHARLOTTE MCLAIN, Music Program Coordinator
Basalt Regional Library
Jarabe Mexicano invites audiences on a joyride through a versatile songbook of Mexican Folk as well as Rock & Roll, Tex-Mex, Latin Rock, and Reggae-Cumbia. Performing on stringed folk instruments accompanied by lively percussion, Jarabe’s dramatic, harmonized vocals in Spanish and English have gained them the admiration of audiences across the country.
The quintet, with its eclectic border spirit, stands out with performances by lead vocalist Tavo Alcoser, José Martín Márquez on requinto & vocals, Kevin Lomes on vihuela & vocals, Chris Behrens on guitarrón & vocals, and musical director Danny Brito on percussion. Cultural anthropologist, distinguished author, and admirer Dr. Alejandro Lugo raves that Jarabe's musicians "are truly excellent and bring new blood to the musical traditions they perform... their version of 'La Malagueña' is simply the best I've heard in decades, if not ever."
For the members of Jarabe, every performance, wherever they go, is an opportunity to create a deeper and more inclusive sense of family and community. As advocates for the arts and education and with a special commitment to underserved communities, Jarabe Mexicano has forged fruitful collaborations with an array of both public and private organizations, academic institutions, and government entities--all in their effort to help bridge the frontiers between musical genres, diverse cultures, and generations.
Jarabe Mexicano invita a sus públicos a pasear por un cancionero versátil que incluye la música folclórica mexicana al igual que el rock & roll, el tex-mex, el rock latino, y la cumbia-reggae. Tocando instrumentos típicos de cuerda acompañados de percusión, sus voces apasionadas y armonías dramáticas les han concedido la admiración de audiencias a lo largo del país.
El quinteto, con su eclectico sabor fronterizo, se distingue con las actuaciones de Gustavo Alcoser en la voz principal, José Martín Márquez en el requinto, Kevin Lomes en la vihuela, Cristóbal Behrens con su guitarrón, y el director musical Daniel Brito en la percusión. Distinguido autor, antropólogo cultural, y admirador, el Dr. Alejandro Lugo asegura que los músicos de Jarabe "son excelentes y traen savia nueva a las tradiciones musicales que interpretan... su version de La Malagueña es sinceramente la mejor que he escuchado en decadas, sino en la vida."
Para los miembros de Jarabe, cada actuación, a dondequira que vayan, es una oportunidad para crear un sentido familiar y comunitario más inclusivo y profundo. Como voceros de las artes y la educación y con un compromiso especial con las comunidades desamparadas, Jarabe Mexicano ha forgado colaboraciones exitosas con un sin fin de organizaciones públicas y privadas, instituciones académicas, y entidades gubernamentales--todo en su esfuerzo por ayudar a conectar las fronteras entre los géneros musicales, las culturas diversas, y las generaciones.