Found Sound Mexico |
July 12 — September 13, 2021
A two-month program for Mexican musicians to develop community music projects and exchange strategies for socially engaged music practice. Consisting of workshops, masterclasses and creative sessions, participants share, develop, and invent innovative strategies that empower young people to make their own original music. The program will culminate by compiling the work of each of the participants and will be presented publicly over the internet, and in a covid-safe presentation in Mexico City if possible.
Singer, Rapper, Violist
Arantxa Peláez Cházaro is strongly rooted in the Son Jarocho tradition of the state of Veracruz, as well as being classically trained as a violist with a Music Education degree from Facultad de Música de la Universidad Veracruzana. Currently, she collaborates with different projects and is working on her debut album as a soloist, called “Diez cartas a mi abuelo”. Arantxa’s music is influenced by trap, rap, hip-hop, traditional verse forms (décima and versada), jarocho rhythms, latinamerican and electronic sounds.
For her Found Sound México project, Arantxa is collaborating with Colectivo Tabla'o, teaching a workshop on traditional verse forms and rap in the town of Cosamaloapan, Veracruz.
Krhistina Giles is a multidisciplinary artist who works on music, dance, theatre and cinema projects. Hailing from Leon, Guanajuato, she’s the founder of TETEU Arte & Títeres, a theater company working across artistic disciplines. For her Found Sound Mexico project, Krhistina is working with children from the Mascogo community, an Afro-descendant group based in El Nacimiento, Coahuila, Mexico.
Krhistina's Found Sound México project is based on reclaiming some of the traditional songs of the community, as well as working with creativity and early musical development with the children.
Horn player, Composer
Miguelito Dionisio is a horn player, arranger, composer and band director from Santo Domingo Xagacia, Oaxaca. He currently studies at the Universidad de Ciencias y Artes del Estado de Chiapas “UNICACH”. He has been a member of numerous ensembles and bands, including Banda Filarmonica Oficial del CECAM, of whom he has performed at venues such as Teatro Macedonio Alcalá en Oaxaca y el Palacio de Bellas Artes with.
His project for Found Sound México involves the preservation and recovery of the musical culture of the wind bands of his community, as well as the transcription and compilation of pieces of music that no longer get performed, with the goal of strengthening the conservation and recovery of the musical culture of his community.
Jesús Pat Chable, aka Pat Boy, is one of the fellows selected to participate in this edition of Found Sound México. Pat Boy is a Mayan rapper from José María Pino Suárez, municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo. In 2009 he began his career as a soloist, creating musical content in his native Mayan language, fusing Rap, Reggae, Pop and Reggaeton. His work is focused on strengthening the Mayan language. He is co-founder and producer of ADN Maya Producciones, a platform focused on creating bilingual community projects (Maya - Spanish) around music.
His project for Found Sound México consists of a Mayan rap workshop for the children of the community of Uh May, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo.
Sergio Medrano is a composer, producer, arranger and multi instrumentalist. He holds a double bass degree from Escuela Superior de Música and has performed at a large number of international festivals such as Cervantino, Womex, Ruido Fest and Alfonso Ortiz Tirado, as well as at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA and the Atrium at Lincoln Center, NY, with the band Ampersan. He has also contributef to film score recordings, including COCO by Pixar with Grupo Mono Blanco and Tesoros by Maria Novaro with Ampersan.
The past four years, Sergio has collaborated on educational programs for environmental sustainability through art. Locations of this program have included the northern mountains of Jalisco - with the indigenous wixarika group-, Yucatán -with indigenous mayan groups- and Cuatro Ciénegas, Coahuila. These programs have achieved a multicultural exchange through the different musical genres of each region.
The final show at Huerto Roma Verde. Photos by Paola Toledo
This is just the beginning of a growing network of socially engaged music projects around Mexico. If you would like to be involved or have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org