Organized by María de la Rosa (she/her), Aristic Director, DíaPaSón
Patricio Hidalgo(he/him), Founder, Director, Musician, Patricio Hidalgo y El AfroJarocho
Marisol Hernandez (she/her), Singer, Musician, La Santa Cecilia
Participants will enjoy a moment to learn an ages old style of improvising poetry, referred to generically as versada in the son jarocho tradition of Veracruz, Mexico. It forms the lyrical base of dozens of musical genres throughout the Americas including son jarocho and contemporary musics. Participants will have opportunities to improvise (compose) and sing in the son jarocho traditional style or may choose to actively observe without audibly participating. The workshop will be led by professional artists who have been hosting and participating in virtual versada poetry workshops throughout the pandemic. The workshop is bilingual English and Spanish.
Auto captions can be enabled during this session. Portions of this session will be spoken in Spanish with English interpretation. This session will be recorded.