Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Que Viva El Salterio!

Workshop and Concert with 'Dulcemelos' and sons. 30/7/2016

At: St. Andrew’s Church, Upperfield Close, Church Hill, Redditch B98 9AA. 

If you loved the Mexican young musicians at the Dulcimer World Congress last October in Malvern, or you missed them and would like a chance to see another Mexican group then come to Redditch on 30th July for a day or just an evening seeing and hearing the Mexican 'Hammered' Dulcimer or Salterio from the experts, organised by the UK’s national Nonsuch Dulcimer Club.

Coming all the way from Mexico are duo Dulcemelos, on Salterio and Piano, together with their sons aged 9 and 12 who will be performing with them. Dulcemelos are Alejandra Barrientos and Hector Larios who have been teaching and performing music for over 20 years, and their sons have been playing since age 6.

In the afternoon there will be a workshop showing the plucking technique with some simple Mexican music. You can attend as an observer or a participant on hammered dulcimer. (2:30 pm, doors open 2pm, tickets £10)

In the evening there will be a concert of music from 19th Century onwards, including both popular Mexican folk music and classical music. (7pm, Doors open 6:30pm, tickets £10).

You can see videos of their music on their website http://www.dulcemelos.org.mx/

This is a very rare chance to see and hear the salterio and its music up close – don’t miss it!

Book via https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/nonsuchdulcimerclub, or contact Sally Whytehead sally.whytehead@gmail.com.

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