Mijo de la Palma brings their "Fusión Jibara" to Harvard Square

MIJO DE LA PALMA presents their unique blend of Puerto Rican jíbaro music and contemporary acoustic sounds while remaining true to the social justice themes of traditional Nueva Trova.

Mijo de la Palma / 23, Nov. 2012 • 8pm / The Democracy Center / 45 Mt Auburn Street / Cambridge, MA / $10 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds) • For more info www.centerwithoutwalls.org

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Here's a video of Melvin (from Mijo) w/ spoken word artist Hermes Ayala

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“Mijo de la Palma’s shows should take place at a public souk, a rural market, a beach campfire, in one of those places where everyone of us can find shelter as long as we commit to strip ourselves off prejudices”.

Jose Ángel González, Calle 20 Magazine. Madrid (Spain)

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MIJO DE LA PALMA
FT. Mario Schambon

Born out of the eclectic musical scene in the western side of Puerto Rico, Mijo de la Palma’s sound is an unfolding of handcrafted jíbaro music and modern acoustic rhythms. The earthy, melancholic and intimate lament of the jíbaro intersects with upbeat and catchy tunes of today’s singer-songwriter and flamenco music resulting in their trademark Fusion Jíbara. Fusión Jíbara is not only a creative blend of poetry and musical textures that redefines the sounds of contemporary Puerto Rican music, it also provides the new generations with music intimately linked to a strong Puerto Rican identity in times of severe political turmoil in the island.

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“I finally got to see Mijo de la Palma. They pull you by the feet and drag you to a hill that only they know. Before the first minor chord, they pull off your shoes and take you by the hand. Once they finish, they leave you barefoot and in search for your way back.

Yoshua Cortes, Teatro Beckett, Río Piedras

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  • Angela

    really touching, it was a great experience to be there in Cambridge feeling that I was in PR.

    November 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful! Soulful and moving, even without necessarily understanding the lyrics. They were enthusiastic and really skilled musicians.

    November 24, 2012

  • Kenny H.

    Great music, the variety in the percussion (instruments/sounds as well as volume) went well with the guitar and the singer. It definitely added to the intensity of the music. I know a little Spanish, so I could pick up some of the words, but felt I could understand at least a little through the feel of the music.

    November 24, 2012

  • Kenny H.

    Great show, great music, my only wish is if it was longer! Thanks Luis for posting this event!

    November 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    wow!

    November 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    FYI: doors open at 7, so people who want to come to the pre-show Meetup reception can come anytime after that!

    1 · November 23, 2012

  • Kenny H.

    Thanks Luis for the info.

    Since we'll be in Harvard Square, if people want to, we can have a post-meetup event as well nearby (We usually do this for Harvard Sq. events, and it's a lot of fun)

    1 · November 23, 2012

  • Luis C.

    Hello all,

    Thank you for RSVPing to this exciting event!

    For those who have never been to the Democracy Center, it's located a short walk from the Harvard Square T stop right on Mt Auburn Street next to the Daedulus Restaurant. For drivers, there should be ample on street parking due to the holiday weekend.

    My thought on a pre-event meetup was to use their Rosa Parks Room and have an informal wine and cheese hangout.

    I'll buy a couple bottles of wine and invite anyone to bring a bottle for the group. I'll also get other refreshments for those who don't drink alcohol and pick up some cheese and crackers.

    I'll have name tags for all meetup members. The event is also up on the Boston Cultural Nomads Group so there will be a nice confluence of Meetup people as well as non Meetup folk who heard about the event via traditional avenues.

    It should be a great evening for community as well as some great music!

    peace,

    Luis

    November 22, 2012

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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