The Faces of Son Jarocho combines interviews and portraits using printmaking as a medium. Alec Dempster documents elderly musicians, singers and dancers from the state of Veracruz, Mexico whose lives have all revolved around the music called Son Jarocho. The 30 prints in this book are meticulously created gems which capture the spirit of each person portrayed. Conceived as a tribute to some of the people who have spent most of their lives playing Son Jarocho and have actively struggled to preserve the traditions of their communities. All of the texts are in both Spanish and English. Traditional son jarocho performed by Café Con Pan at Lula Lounge, May 5,2011.
by Adonay Guerrero