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encuentro de fandangueros del Pacific Northwest 

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 6:00pm
Casa Latina
317 17th Ave S Seattle, WA 98144 - Google Map

The Seattle Fandango Project invites you to the first annual Encuentro Fandanguero del Northwest! 

Saturday, 11 May 2013 
Casa Latina
317 17th Ave S  Seattle, WA 98144 
(the corner of Jackson and 17th in the Central District. Parking lot and entrance are accessible via Main St.)

 FREE and open to the public (Donations are most welcome!)

Encuentro (Roundtables/Talks/Music and Dance Workshops) 1:00-5:30
Dinner (sold by Casa Latina) 5:30-7:00
Fandango 7:00 - 11:00 
(Bring instruments. Anything unplugged is welcome! We will also have plenty of extra instruments specific to son Jarocho. Wear shoes with hard soles for the tarima/stomp box if you plan to dance.)  

For more information and additional related events, visit or our SFP Facebook page. 

This project takes as its original model the fandango celebration of Veracruz, Mexico, in which music and dance of son jarocho generate a spirit of convivencia—living/being together—that helps build communities.  The reflective practice of the Fandango movement, an encuentro includes talks, roundtables, and music and dance workshops. 

Featuring artists, activists, and scholars of El Movimiento Fandanguero: 

  • Cesar Castro, son Jarocho master teacher and luthier; 
  • Andres Flores, son Jarocho master teacher, historian, and luthier; 
  • Quetzal Flores, Arts- based community organizer and teacher, founder of the Seattle Fandango Project and member of the Grammy award winning Chicano rock band, Quetzal;  
  • Antonio Garcia de Leon, Professor of History, UNAM and master jaranero
  • Carolina Sarmiento, Bailadora,  director of El Centro Cultural de Mexico ( Santa Anna, CA), and doctoral candidate in Urban Planning at UCLA. 

This encuentro will be the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The theme for this event is Fandango as Music and Social Movement articulating how this practice of participatory music and dance is a social movement building stronger communities and addressing issues such as decolonizing identity, immigration reform, and food sovereignty.  

This event is free/by donation and open to the public. We hope that this event will provide a very unique opportunity to talk about community music, social justice work, and scholarship as well as how this movement has traveled through history and  across borders to become  a transnational, and increasingly, international phenomenon. 


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