Coro Acardenchado was born in 2016 as an homage to the cardenche song, a traditional a capella chant from Northern Mexico usually sung by three voices. The term cardenche originates from cardo (thistle), a plant full of thorns that are more painful to remove than being pricked by them — an allegory of love. The group collaborates with cardencheros and infuses the traditional songs with freestyle improvisation, body percussion and other contemporary arrangements. Coro Acardenchado has performed across different theatres and forums across Mexico, including the renowned Day of the Dead Parade in Mexico City. For their Celebrate Mexico Now debut, Coro Acardenchado presents a multimedia landscape that will take us on a journey from an urban and industrial context all the way to the stillness of natural spaces.