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Tembembe Ensamble Continuo: Un Fandango Barroco

Americas Society

October 14, 2015


Tembembe (Image: Jean Louis de Lagauise)

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Tembembe Ensamble Continuo explores the similarities between the instruments and the practices of each of these traditions, presenting all aspects of performance including music, song, and dance that bring alive the festive spirits of both the Hispanic fandango of the 17th century and contemporary traditional fandango. The founding members of Tembembe—Enrique Barona, Eloy Cruz, and Leopoldo Novoa—are all graduates of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and currently teach there, as well as at the Centro Ollin Yoliztli (Mexico City). They most recently performed alongside Jordi Savall at the 2015 Boston Early Music Festival.

Read an article in the Seattle Times ahead of their season opening-concert for Seattle's Early Music Guild.

Listen to an NPR piece by Betto Arcos featuring Jordi Savall and Tembembe on the common musical threads between Spain and Mexico.

Program: Un Fandango Barroco

Santiago de Murcia (1673-1739) El Caballero - Los Negritos
Baltasar Martínez (1737-1797) Bayle del Chimo - Bayle de Espadas - Jarabe
S. de Murcia Cumbees - El Cielito Lindo
S. de Murcia Zarambeques o Muecas - El Aguanieve con fuga de Buscapiés
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) Follia
Antonio Valente (1520-1581) Guabina - Gallarda Napolitana - El Jarabe Loco
Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710) Jácaras - Llena de Luna
B. Martínez Compañón Lanchas para baylar - Al pie de un pino
S. de Murcia Fandango - El Fandanguito
G. Sanz Canarios - La Iguana



Ada Coronel vocals, jarana, percussion
Ulises Martínez violin, jaranas, guitarra de son, vocals
Leopoldo Novoa guitarra de son tercera, marimbol, tiple
Enrique Barona jaranas, huapanguera, guitarra de son, leona, percussion, vocals
Eloy Cruz baroque guitar


This concert is part of the New York Early Music Celebration 2015: El nuevo mundo, a Service Project of the Early Music Foundation, and is part of GEMAS, a project of Americas Society and Gotham Early Music Scene devoted to early music of the Americas with Nell Snaidas and Sebastián Zubieta as co-artistic directors.


Tembembe Ensamble Continuo performs "Petenera."