Instrumental girls and boys from San Jerónimo Tecóatl will perform a Chilean premiere dedicated to the women of their community

Mexico City, DF., September 27, 2022- Since the Chilean is a son with deep roots in the state of Oaxaca, which is played, sung and danced at different times or celebrations, the San Jerónimo Tecóatl Community Symphony Orchestra will perform the world premiere of Tecoaltec, a work dedicated to the women of the community, composed by the teacher of saxophone and clarinet, Alexis Martínez, on September 29 at 7:00 p.m., within the festivities of the patron saint of this municipality located in the Region de la Cañada , and on September 30 will premiere the video of this work with the sound recording in mp3 format, through their official Facebook profile.

For the girls and boys of this community group belonging to 116 Creative Music Seedbeds – promoted by the National System of Musical Development (SNFM), through the Community Culture Program led by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Mexico – the interpretation of this Chilean is very important, since it is not only about the premiere of a work made especially for them and them, also because it is a composition by one of their teachers and because this is how they begin a dream: the creation of an album of original musical works that began last 16 September with audio recording in mp3 format in a studio in Huautla de Jiménez, Oaxaca.

This piece of music is inspired by the entrepreneurial and respectful spirit of the women of San Jerónimo Tecóatl, as well as the natural environment that surrounds this formation belonging to the Teotitlán area, in the Oaxacan canyon.

In this sense, Alexis Martinez explains that “the rhythm of this Chilean is like a waltz that outlines the smiles, the responsibility and the face of our daughters, sisters, mothers, aunts and grandmothers, that is why it is called Tecoaltec, for it attracts a warm-hearted, competent and indulgent woman, who carries out her business amid abundant flora and fauna, under a brilliant sky that may be filled with rain-laden clouds or descend in the form of mist”.

On the other hand, also the saxophone and clarinet teacher points out that by creating, recording and premiering this piece, the members of the San Jerónimo Tecóatl Community Symphony Orchestra (girls, boys, teachers, mothers and fathers) seek to leave a testimony to the work that have been working as a great team for a long time, as well as to encourage their interest in composing traditional music, as well as to re-evaluate their cultural identity.

“Through group music practice, the 22 members of this community group have developed technical and interpretive skills of music, as well as values ​​such as discipline, teamwork and, above all, they have re-evaluated the traditions and music of the community. Participating in projects such as the Choir and Orchestra for Traditional Mexican Music and in the great public cultural event “I have a dream” in 2019 and 2021 is a great motivation, because apart from meeting girls and boys from all over the country who play an instrument or practicing another artistic discipline, they wore the traditional clothing of our region and interpreted our dreams and chilena”.

Likewise, the Mixtec musician emphasizes that the community vision that guides the community orchestras, bands, choirs and ensembles promoted by SNFM has allowed mothers and fathers to get involved on and off stage with the band today. “Their support is not only taking their daughters and sons to the group’s activities, they are also organizing for the benefit of the group. An example of this is the ground transportation plan for the entire band to the recording studio located in Huautla de Jiménez; some lent their cars, others supported childcare. You could say we created a family: a musical community”.

The atrium of the San Jerónimo Tecoátl Church will be the stage where it will sound for the first time Theocoaltheca. The appointment is next Thursday, September 29, at 7:00 p.m. within the patron saint holidays of the municipality. And on September 30, on their official Facebook profile at 19:00, they will premiere the video of this work with the sound recorded in mp3 format.

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