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  • Mexican Cultural Institute 2829 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

Sherele is a Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, based quartet that presents pieces of the klezmer repertoire and original compositions. Sherele succeeds in a recreation of the genre, thanks to the incorporation of various jazz styles as well as Mexican and Latin American rhythms, a polka-jazz-tropical fusion! Sherele is one of the few international groups in México, their performers being from México, Argentina and France. They create a klezmer sound mixed with their own musical traditions and the styles they have been playing over the years: jazz, Latin American folklore, pop, and rock.

In Mexico, they have played hundreds of concerts in local clubs and bigger venues, (theaters and university auditoriums) as well as mexican jazz and cultural festivals: Festival de Jazz de Irapuato, Gto, Festival de la Luna, Tapalpa, Jal., Festival de Mayo de Guadalajara, Jal., Festival Zapopum, Zapopan, Jal., Festival Internacional de Campeche, Camp., twice in the Festival Cultural de Otoño de Lagos de Moreno, Jal., among others


In the first part, the members of Sherele will explain how they take a traditional klezmer piece with its characteristics and give it a proper twist by integrating other elements from jazz (swing, funk, lounge) as well as latin american rhythms (“sones” from Mexico, cumbia, habanera, chacareras from Argentina) to the usual polka and “bulgar” rhythms.

Join the Mexican Cultural Institute on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm for a talk and performance with Sherele.

Sherele will also be doing a free performance at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage on Thursday, August 22 at 6:00 pm.


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