interview: Jarabe Mexicano
Tune into Orgullo Latino on WMSE as DJ Vanessa talks to Gustavo of Jarabe Mexicano in anticipation of their visit to Milwaukee this Friday, November 1st for a performance at Latino Arts, Inc.
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 in this special tribute performance for the legendary musician, Juan Gabriel. 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 Gustavo Alcoser, José Martín Márquez on requinto, Kevin Lomes on vihuela, Chris Behrens with his guitarrón, 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.”