Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife + Traditional Arts in Partnership with Asia Society Texas Center Present Voices of the Spirit V

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 3/13/2015, 7:44 a.m.
Each year Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife + Traditional Arts program in partnership with Asia Society Texas Center shines a light ...
Danza Chinelos del Estado de Guerrero

Banda Viento Morelense de los Hermanos Campos plays a style of music popular throughout Mexico and based initially on the village brass bands that can be found throughout Southern and Central Mexico. They brought the music to Houston from their native Morelos and now perform regularly around the region, with and without the chinelos. The two groups have been performing together for over fifteen years. Their special bond involves a shared repertoire of dance steps accompanied by a distinctive set of instrumental pieces that are traditionally associated with each other. The Hermanos Campos are the only banda in the Houston area that know these tunes. They all consider it a lucky coincidence and a heavenly blessing.

About Houston Arts Alliance

Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is a nonprofit agency established by the City of Houston to enhance the quality of life and tourism in the Houston region by advancing the arts on its behalf. HAA distributes grants to more than 220 nonprofit arts organizations and individual artists each year. In addition, HAA invests in and nurtures Houston’s thriving creative community by commissioning the work of artists for public spaces, managing the city’s civic art collection, showcasing Houston’s rich folklife traditions, cultivating business volunteers, and empowering arts organizations to become sustainable and reach new audiences. For information on all events, visit HAA’s online resource at artshound.com. For information on HAA, visit houstonartsalliance.com.

About HAA’s Folklife + Traditional Arts Program

Houston Arts Alliance Folklife + Traditional Arts Program focuses on promoting and presenting the lively cultural traditions of the nation’s fourth largest city. The program works in diverse neighborhoods and communities to explore and highlight the contemporary traditions that make Houston one of the most vibrant urban landscapes in the United States. Program goals include research, documentation and public projects that explore the wide variety of established and emerging cultural communities that come together in the greater Houston area.

Asia Society Texas Center

Asia Society Texas Center is part of a leading global educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education and policy, Asia Society Texas Center provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to connect Americans and Asians for a shared future. Website: www.asiasociety.org/texas