Butterflies at the Mansion

Butterflies at the Mansion

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders


 "Butterflies at the Mansion"

 Andrea Arroyo leads this art-making workshop featuring live Mexican Folk Music - Son Jarocho

Saturday, June 11, 2016 • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Morris Jumel Mansion

65 Jumel Terrace (West 160-162 St.)
New York, NY 10032

Free and open to the public

Join us at the historic Morris-Jumel Mansion to celebrate art and music. In conjunction with Andrea Arroyo's exhibition “Boundless - The Women of the Mansion,” the artist presents "Butterflies at the Mansion" a family art workshop featuring live Mexican Music.


The butterfly is a universal symbol of femininity, resilience and migration. In this workshop, participants will create a butterfly artwork using collage and mixed media inspired by the history and the diverse, vibrant community. Art supplies will be provided, feel free to bring your own art supplies, photographs, magazine and newspaper clippings, family heirlooms, etc. 

 Son Jarocho

Son Jarocho is a Mexican folk music genre that originated in the colonial era and fuses Spanish, indigenous and African rhythms to create a musical poetry that is a central part of the musical heritage of the region. Son Jarocho is experiencing a resurgence of interest through the works of young musicians who experienced the history of the genre through their elders, and are now reinterpreting a modern historical continuation of the music.

In Veracruz, Mexico a fandango is a community-based celebration where people get together to dance, play and sing. Musicians play and sing Son Jarocho music while people dance the "zapateado" atop a Tarima, a large wooden platform.

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This program is supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature; and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Mano a Mano extends special thanks to our City Council Member Mark Levine for his support and to Morris-Jumel Mansion for hosting this workshop and presentation.


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