Villalobos Brothers Benefit for Migrant Justice August 12
Music with a Message
One need not speak Spanish to understand the message in the Villalobos Brothers award-winning song El Pijul "todos somos iguales... como te explico?" The message that we are all the same needs no explaining and rings loud and clear and in perfect harmony -- It doesn't matter what side of the border you are from; this band will win your hearts.
Ernesto, Alberto, and Luis Villalobos are all classically trained on the violin, and bring their highly skilled playing to create their own compositions carrying messages of love and social justice on all fronts. Along with guitarist, Humberto Flores the brothers hail from Veracruz, Mexico and are outspoken about immigration reform.
The Villalobos Brothers, made their big debut at Carnegie Hall, and return to Barnard, VT for the 4th season. Along with their full band (drums and bass too) they will perform on the rustic farm stage at Feast and Field Marketplace Saturday, August 12 for a Benefit Concert for Migrant Justice hosted by BarnArts Center for the Arts..
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Check out the following music video shot at pro-immigration rally at the White House 2014 and produced by NPR.
"Casita Blanca" is an original song written and performed by the Villalobos Brothers.
An estimated 1500 migrant workers from Mexico and Central America are sustaining Vermont's Dairy industry, yet many know little about the working conditions for our neighbors putting the milk on our tables, and the cream in our ice cream.
"Workers typically work 60-80 hours per week and endure extreme isolation, often without a clear sense of where they are and are systemically excluded from many worker and housing rights protections." (from migrantjustice.net)
Learn more about their work and their Milk with Dignity campaign here.
Bonus Opening Act: Albertico Lescay
Two concerts for the price of one!
Not only will guests be treated to the award-winning, world-famous fiddling of the Villalobos Brothers, but a bonus opening act will feature talented Afro-Cuban Jazz pianist and trumpet player Albertico Lescay who will be joined by musicians, academics and and activists; Ben Barson on baritone sax, Gizelxanath on vocals, percussionists Riccardo Randellini, and pianist Samuel Boateng.
Don't miss it!