Raquel Z. Rivera & Ojos de Sofía: música jíbara, boleros, bachata, bomba y salves dominicanas. canciones originales y clásicas. Enoch & Los Elegidos: ¡palos dominicanos!
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Raquel Z. Rivera & Ojos de Sofia will give a talk and musical demonstration on the Caribbean genres that the band focuses on: música jíbara and bomba from Puerto Rico, and bachata and palos from the Dominican Republic. Come learn about the centuries-old Ibero-Afro-American poetic form known as décimas that appears in much of this music. Come listen to these performers talk about tradition and change while sharing stories of why these genres are so important to them.
Raquel Z. Rivera & Ojos de Sofía play Las Décimas del Amargue & Other Songs of Love. Neo-folk original songs inspired by Puerto Rican and Dominican jíbaro music, bachata, bomba and salves. Plus classic Latin American American boleros.
Sounds Like: Julieta Venegas Oficial, Inti Illimani, Joan Soriano, Juan Luis Guerra, Lila Downs
Bio: Raquel Z. Rivera & Ojos de Sofia weave together Puerto Rican jibaro music and bomba with Dominican salves and bachata. Their neo-folk approach to world music is highly danceable and filtered through a quirky New York City aesthetic. Their first album Las 7 salves de La Magdalena / 7 Songs of Prai...See Full Bio
“This project focuses on the use of the décimas poetic tradition among Puerto Ricans and Dominicans as well as the connections between “jibaro music,” “bachata,” and “boleros” in both cultures. Las Décimas also expresses the conflict between Rivera’s love for the musical genres that inspired the songs and her exasperation with a sexist melodramatic bent she sees in both genres. The result is creative musical arrangements and quirky lyrics that playfully challenge folkloric and popular music’s approaches to love and loss.”