Yared Portillo, 2020 MPS Showcase

This project centers the development of community-based workshops on the fandango, the communal celebration of Son Jarocho, a participatory music from Veracruz, México where Indigenous, African and Spanish roots intersect. This is a collaborative inquiry into how we shape and reshape our community’s political, cultural, social, and transnational literacy practices through learning, teaching, and making music together, in that way opening up a space of conversation around the lives of our Mexican and immigrant community in Sacramento.