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Information about the group “JORNADAS CULTURALES CET”

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This group was formed by the Coordinación Estatal de la Tarahumara 13 years ago (1993) with the purpose of spreading the culture with dignity and performing show in auditoriums dances, chants, dressings and arte crafts, music and videos. It’s formed by 10 elements (8 men and 2 women) from the regions of Norogachi, Tatahuichi and Basihuare from the Municipality of Guachochi.

This group is from the “Hi-Sierra Tarahumara” but in special events we present from another regions of the Sierra Tarahumara when requested (Low-Sierra Tarahumara, Wapalayna in the Municipality of Urique) and another ethnic groups.

In this occasion 10 members of the group “Jornadas Culturales” will be presented as follows:

Raramuri Chants:

Duet “Rajely” performed by Clorinda Palma and Martín Chávez “Makawi”. This group has transcended internationally, so they have had presentations in Spain and Austria, and they have recorded three albums.

With thi s chants compositions in raramuri language are made, sending a message of values and inviting children and teenagers to keep their language

Another of them is Silvino Rayos, pascolero that plays an ancient instrument called “chapareke”, and interpreter of the national anthem in his native language.

The rest of the group presents the following dances, joined by a violin and a guitar by the following:
• Pintos
• Pascol
• Matachines

These dances are from the region of Norogachi, in the Municipality of Guachochi. Generally the dances are performed during the holy week, but they show to the world these dances which the Matachin dance is the one that last longer because is dedicated to Onoruame (to the father, the creator).

Cultural talks about the jicuri, philosophy and videos are also offered.


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