Cambalache and Wagogo

at Santa Fe Community Convention Center
201 W. Marcy St.
Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 955-6200
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Time: 7:30pm     Day: Friday     Doors: 7:00pm     Ages: All Ages    
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Tickets are $17 in advance, $22 day of show (including all service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.

Tickets are available for La Cosecha attendees at a special discounted rate of $10 (plus service charges).  Contact Leslie for conference discount information.

This concert is being held as part of the annual La Cosecha Dual Language Conference, hosted by Dual Language Ed of New Mexico.

All net proceeds and donations will go towards the Janet Montoya Schoeppner Scholarship Fund—helping to support the preparation and licensing of future bilingual education teachers.

Performance schedule:
7:30 PM: Cambalache
9:30 PM: Wagogo

Cambalache (from a Spanish word that means exchange) is a group of musicians from East L.A. who play son jarocho music from Veracruz, Mexico, popular on the Gulf Coast, a cultural region shaped by indigenous and African culture, as well as Spanish. Cambalache promotes traditional Son Jarocho music that draws the audience in to participate in their performances in the spirit of the fandango, a traditional celebration based on music and dance.  Members of Cambalache have an amazing contemporary jarocha lineage, having been part of Mono Blanco, Son de Madera and Quetzal.

Wagogo, born, raised and loved in Albuquerque, is an eclectic group of musicians that make a rhythmic cocktail out of their Chicano influences, Northern Mexico folk songs, warm calypso island grooves, and the captivating spirit music of Zimbabwe. Their lyrics posses an equally enriching quality, being composed mostly by lead singer Armando Ortega, in a blend of Spanish, English, and the Shona language of Zimbabwe. With such a diverse repertoire, Wagogo inspires a multigenerational crowd to dance and sing, and even gets the old folks weeping with its dedication to preserving the traditional roots of music, in addition to exploring new sounds. 


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