A Night of Son Jarocho, Boleros, Rancheras, and Original Music/Una Noche de Son Jarocho, Boleros, Rancheras y Música Original
Alfredo "El Godo" Herrera, jarana, quijada, zapateado y voz
Mónica María Fimbrez, jarana, guitarra, quijada, cajón, bajo y voz
Alfredo “El Godo" Herrera González
Alfredo “El Godo" Herrera González is thirty-two, from Puerto de Veracruz, and began performing Son Jarocho at fandangos and community events at a very young age. In 1989 he began studying at workshops taught by the group Mono Blanco, and out of those workshops he founded the group Son la Plaga in 1990. From the age of fifteen to twenty, Alfredo apprenticed as a luthier under Ramón Gutierrez Hernández in the city of Xalapa, Veracruz.
In 1996, at the age of only thirteen, Alfredo was named the head instructor of the zapadeado and jarana classes at the Instituto Veracruzano de Cultura (IVEC) in Puerto de Veracruz. Then in 1997, he became the artistic director of Son la Plaga, and they immediately began touring both within and outside of the country. In 1999, he joined the group Son de Madera with which he performed jarana, quijada and zapateado. For eight years he participated in multiple performances in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Cuba, Europe and Morocco. In 2000, he was invited to Santiago de Cuba to perform with Rumbamba at the Festival Del Fuego, dedicated to Africa. In 2005, the band Pa’Sumecha formed; a project in which “El Godo” could use his personal playing style to merge modern ideas with the ancestral magic of Son Jarocho. Pa’Sumecha recorded their debut album at The Shelter Studios in Los Angeles, CA. In 2007, he joined the Ensamble de Celso Duarte, an Uruguayan-Mexican harpist virtuoso known internationally for being a member of Lila Downs’ band. Since 2012, he has been on the team at UABC RADIO as a musician, producer and special events coordinator at La Universidad Autónoma in Baja California.
He currently teaches jarana and zapateado workshops, and has consistent work in making Son Jarocho instruments in Mexicali, BC. Some of the musicians and bands Alfredo has shared the stage with are: Lila Downs, Café Tacuba, Quetzal, Maldita Vecindad, Eugenia León, Los de Abajo, Petrona Martinez, Zack de la Rocha, Los Leones de la Sierra de Xichú, Los Camperos de Valles and Celso Duarte.
DOORS AT 9:30PM, SHOW AT 10:00PM
$12-$15 sliding scale
** No refunds or exchanges are permitted. **