Mijo de la Palma at Harvard's Holden Chapel
Presented by Center Without Walls
August 1, 2013
Don't miss out on what has become an awesome annual tradition with the northeast touring of one of the islands best musical exports, Mijo de la Palma)
Mijo de la Palma was born out of the eclectic musical scene in the western side of Puerto Rico. Their creative sound merges the earthy, melancholic lament of jíbaro with upbeat tunes of today’s singer-songwriters, resulting in their trademark Fusión jíbara. This blend of poetry and musical textures redefines the sounds of contemporary Puerto Rican music and provides the new generations with music intimately linked to their strong heritage.
Mijo de la Palma has performed in Spain and toured Mexico for three months in 2011-12, where they were chosen to present at the prestigious 2011 TED Conference in San Miguel de Allende. In the states, they have performed frequently in San Francisco, Hartford, Bridgeport, Cambridge, Orlando and at the Passage Theater in New Jersey. Melvin López Rivera, Puerto Rico (guitar and main vocals), the backbone of the group, will be joined in this unique performance by Adaliz Ortiz, Puerto Rico (backing vocals), Mario Schambon, Columbia (percussion).
Music, in Mijo de la Palma, is a reassertion of cultural roots; it is never forgetting.