México Now: Mexamorphosis
In collaboration with the music program of the Americas Society “Music of the Americas”, we presented a celebration of Mexican musical diversity with the chamber group Mexamorphosis.
Join us for an evening of music connections between contemporary regional Mexican styles and European early music, drawing out influences from Iberia and west-Africa.
Led by Guadalupe Peraza, Mexamorphosis, created cross-cultural concerts that featured solo and polyphonic western early music in dialogue with traditional African, Turkish, and Mexican instrumentation. Music transitions between styles are made considering their historical and stylistic influences on one another, making the combination harmonically and instrumentally logical.
This event is presented in collaboration with the America Society.
Mexamorphosis present cross-cultural programs that question the boundaries drawn between “folk”/“high art”, street/concert hall, “old world”/“new world”, etc. Mexamorphosis makes room for each artist to speak their tradition freely, to see themselves in their colleagues and to find new/remembered modes of expression.
Each performance introduces a rotating cast of highly talented guest artists from different backgrounds. Previous interdisciplinary performances have brought together musicians and dancers from traditions like Son Jarocho, Irish Trad, western Early Music and Turkish music, as well as multimedia elements from artists in live video mapping, traditional visual art and aerial dance.
Guadalupe Peraza, Mezzo-Soprano/Artistic Director (Mexico)
Hsin-Mei Tracy Chang, Soprano (Taiwan)
Yacouba Sissoko, Master Kora Player (Mali)
Baba Moussa, Talking Drum (Mali)
Victor Murillo, Requinto (USA/Mexico)
Michael K. Harrist, Turkish yaylı tambur, Double-Bass & Percussion (USA – Boston)
Markus Kaitila, Harpsichord (Finland)
Jarana & voice guest (Veracruz, México)
Cello – International Guest (Spain, resident of Mexico City)