Besides passing along the tradition of mariachi to their students, the members of Mariachi Mexico Antiguo perform as an ensemble at local events, including this weekend’s Lowell Folk Festival.
Lowell Folk Festival
Chances to hear conjunto music in New England are rare; bravo to the Lowell Folk Festival and Rhode Island’s Rhythm and Roots.
Most of the can’t-miss acts on this year’s Lowell Folk Fest roster are artists who make preserving musical traditions a family business.
John Berberian, an Armenian-American master of the oud, is in our midst.
Sugar Bear and his legendary go-go band are coming to the Lowell Folk Festival.
Once again the Festival Puertorriqueño de Massachusetts will be a downtown affair.
In 2011, the Boston Globe characterized the Lowell Folk Festival as “a celebration of diversity.” This year, the floundering newspaper isn’t interested in celebrating anything but itself.
Updated: Brazilian jazz vocalist Leny Andrade performs at the Deer Isle Jazz Festival on Saturday, July 28.The first half of July, dominated by Independence Day festivities, is–fireworks aside–pretty quiet in New England. But then the festival season really kicks into gear.