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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: April 12, 1999

Mexican American History Told Through Musical Song

Corridos de la Raza, a musical history of Mexico, will be presented by Coro Hispano de San Francisco at California State University, Sacramento at 7:30 p.m. May 2.

This event is in celebration of Semana de la Raza. It features a series of corridos (traditional folks songs), many of which date back to the 17th and 18th century and portray the traditions and beliefs of the land in which they originated.

Coro Hispano draws together a program of rhythms, dance, song and chorus with their ensemble and guest-artist Enrique Ramirez.

The group of Spanish-speaking performers was founded in 1972 by the Instituto Pro Musical de California during the bicentenary anniversary of the Mission Dolores and the City of San Francisco. It is dedicated to exploring and performing the music repertories, both classical and ethnic, of the peoples of Iberia and Ibero America. They are under the artistic direction of Juan Pedro Gaffney R.

The concert is presented by the Multi-Cultural Center and the College Assistance Migrant Program and will be held in the University Ballroom.

Tickets are $12 general, $8 students/seniors and are available at the CSUS Central Ticket office or through BASS outlets. More information is available at (916) 278-6101.


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