Mexican folklorico group to perform

DOWNEY - Folklor Pasion Mexicana, a group that specializes in authentic footwork and style paying homage to the tradition and beauty of folklorico dance as it was orignally created, will perform at Furman Park this Wednesday at 7 p.m. as part of the city's summer concert series.Admission is free. They will perform with Grupo Aves, recognized as some of Los Angeles' most respected Mexican folk musicians. Sons of Mexican immigrants and natives of California and Texas, Grupo Aves have individually and collectively toured the United States and Mexico, presenting the traditional and popular music that has for 200 years shaped the Mexican musical landscape. From the coastal plains of Veracruz, to the jungles of the Huasteca region, to the urban streets of Mexico City, the string ensemble takes audiences "on a musical journey incorporating the deep roots of regional tradition while pushing the envelope of tasteful musical invention." Residents attending the concert should bring lawn chairs or blankets. The Downey Rose Float Association will be selling food, with proceeds benefiting its entry in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade.

********** Published: July 19, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 14