This weekend’s featured bilingual free family event celebrates Mexican Culture in Miami with the Son Jarocho Festival at the Koubek Center! As part of the ongoing bilingual family programming series at the Koubek Center, this free family event celebrates Mexican Culture and is taking place on Saturday, March 31st from 12pm – 4pm. Get ready to be transported to Veracruz, Mexico without leaving Miami.
Free Family Event Celebrates Mexican Culture in Miami: Son Jarocho Festival
Miami Dade College’s historic Koubek Center, su casa de cultura, launched a bilingual family series not long ago and is ready to showcase their latest family event with Mexican Culture in Miami featuring the San Jarocho Festival. Little Havana’s Favorite Free Family Series Transports Us to Veracruz, Mexico! Activities include craft-making, music and dance (zapateado) workshops; a story time; a theater performance by the Ida y Vuelta folkloric ensemble; and Balaju: a puppet odyssey/ play, and the day will culminate with a parade of mojigangas (giant head puppets specific to San Miguel de Allende and Oaxaca) in the gardens. This event is free and open to the public.
Son Jarocho is a regional folk music and dance style from the Veracruz, Mexico. It carries with it a culture of community, celebration and participation. Koubek Center offers up a fun-filled day with participation by Miami’s own Ameyal Mexican Cultural Organization, whose mission is to cultivate an appreciation for Mexican traditional culture through inventive and immersive presentations, and Chicago’s Ida y Vuelta folkloric ensemble, who bring to life 300 year old traditional Mexican folk music on jaranas (8 string small guitars), requinto (lead 4 string guitar), leona (acoustic bass), zapateado (percussive foot tapping) and the cajon (wood Peruvian box).
WHAT: Koubek Center presents PLAYTIME: Son Jarocho!
WHEN: Saturday, March 31st, from noon – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Koubek Center – 2705 SW Third St, Miami, FL 33135
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MDC’s Koubek Center Bilingual Family Series
Playtime provides parents an engaging (and free) way for their children to learn and practice Spanish. The fun and interactive family days will highlight the diverse arts, crafts, literary histories, and music and dance of the city’s many Hispanic cultures. Children will be invited to sing, dance, create and speak together en español. The Playtime series will continue with Earth Day: Rumba Flora led by educator and Grammy-nominated singer Rita Rosa on Saturday, Apr. 28.
Come celebrate the holidays and indulge in delightful traditions, bilingually! For more info and to learn more about the Playtime: Dia De Los Familias be sure to visit: www.koubekcenter.org