Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Los Condendados at the Y in celebration of Immigrant Justice Month

Los Condenados Huastecos (The Condemed Huastecos) is coming to the University YMCA   this Friday to perform in celebration of Immigrant Justice Month, an initiative of our inter-faith friends, the Allies of Faith!

Show starts at 7pm, and Cynthia a local blogger at The Sandwich Life has recently put up a great post about the acclaimed Chicago-based trio.

Posting a video of a past performance, Cynthia writes, "Try listening to this and tell me it doesn't feel like a Friday night!"

Wouldn't you agree?

Watching the clip, the music that Los Condenados Huastecos play is a HUGE sound when you take into account that there's typically only three musicians playing son huasteco.  The huasteco style of the Mexican central gulf coast region is distinguished by its virtuosic fiddle playing, canorous falsetto singing, and poetic improvisation.  Known for improvising and making up lyrics on the spot at performances, Los Condenados Huastecos dialogue with the local Champaign-Urbana immigrant community and raise awareness about their rights and contributions.  It's what Immigrant Justice Month is all about!
The performance is free and open to the public. So, bring yourself and everyone you know to what should be nothing short of a good time.


Los Condenados Huastecos at the Y
October 19th, 7pm
University YMCA
1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign