March 20, 2023

Ximena Violante – Adapting Tradition for a New and Liberated Era

Taína Asili speaks with Ximena Violante, a Mexican violinist, jarana player, singer, teacher, actor, and organizer creating spaces for people to celebrate their roots, re-imagine their futures, and expand their communities. Ximena is the bandleader and songwriter for Interminable, a futuristic fusion project that brings together son jarocho (an afromestizo musical tradition from Mexico), as well as jazz, rock and funk. Ximena has also been a featured guest musician with many well-known artists including Las Cafeteras and Flor de Toloache, and they were on the soundtrack for Disney’s The Last of the Chupacabras. Additionally they do theatrical performance and arts education.

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