Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center: Free Family Concert – Los Utrera
Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara presents a free family concert with Los Utrera, hosted by the Guadalupe Nipomo Dunes Center. Son Jarocho came about through the meeting of three worlds – Spanish, African and Indigenous – and along with the Fandango it is an important part of the popular culture in both rural communities and the cities of the Sotavento region of the state of Veracruz.
Los Utrera was founded in 1992 around the Son Jarocho traditions of the musical family of patriarch Esteban Utrera. The group uses various forms of guitars including guitarra de son, jarana, and jarana barroca, along with quijada (donkey jaw), zapateado (foot percussion) and violin.