Pasatono: “21st century Oaxacan” music at the Kennedy Center

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The modern mixteca group Pasatono Orquesta performed compositions from its new album, Maroma, on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage Dec. 20.

The Mexican group’s music director, Rubén Luengas Pérez, spoke with Hola Cultura about the band’s embrace of la musica mixteca‘s rich DSC00049history, as well as its tradition of incorporating many musical forms into an evolving sound mosaic unique to the mountains of western Oaxaca.

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