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'Radio Jarocho' Brings Special Blend to Queens Botanical Garden
 

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Darcy Hector – Queens Botanical Garden
718-886-3800, ext. 330

dhector@queensbotanical.org

Flushing, NY – June 26, 2012 – On Saturday July 14, 2012, Queens Botanical Garden will continue its ongoing Music in the Garden summer performance series with an outdoor concert featuring musical group Radio Jarocho.

The five-member ensemble will perform a unique blend of Afro-Caribbean and Mexican styles called “son Jarocho,” from Vera Cruz, Mexico, with roots in Spanish folk music. “Son Jarocho is a very fun music to play,” says band member Gabriel Guzman. “It’s also very inclusive. We all love it because everyone can dance, sing or play.” The versatile musical group will perform works from their just-released CD, Café Café!, playing traditional instruments like the ten-stringed jarana and four stringed requinto that have origins in 17th Century Spain.

Sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings, the free Saturday concert is just one in a series of performances hosted by the Garden this summer that will invite audiences to experience a wide range of musical styles and traditions. “We have such a wealth of creative, diverse talent right here in our beloved borough of Queens. We at QBG are delighted to offer these musical experiences to the public and extend Garden hours so that people can enjoy the garden on a summer evening,” notes Darcy Hector, QBG’s Director of Marketing & Development. The program on the 14th will be preceded at 4:30pm by a Spanish-language tour of the Garden and at 5:30pm by authentic Mexican food for purchase from local restaurant Nixtamal.

Visitors to the garden will be admitted to the outdoor concert free with garden admission ($4 for adults; $3 for seniors; $2 for students). The performance will begin at 6pm on the Garden’s Oak Allee. For more information about Radio Jarocho and the July 14th concert at Queens Botanical Garden, please contact Darcy Hector at 718-886-3800, ext. 330 or dhector@queensbotanical.org.

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