Son Jarocho is a folk music genre that hails from Veracruz, Mexico. Filled with humorous, sometimes racy, lyrics, this two hundred and fifty year old musical style blends indigenous, Spanish and African folk traditions. It’s also the springboard for jarana practitioner Jorge Rodriguez’s inquiry into cultural knowledge and political resistance. This week, Rodriguez, a UW Department of Curriculum and Instruction Ph. D. candidate, begins a residency at Edgewood College, as part of National Education week. Jorge Rodriguez spoke with host Brian Standing in the WORT studio.
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