Villalobos Brothers: Mexican Folk Meets Jazz and Classical Music at Berea College

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The Villalobos Brothers will perform at Berea College Thursday Sept. 13 at 3p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel for the first of the annual Stephenson Memorial Concerts Series.

The internationally known Villalobos Brothers are noted for seamlessly blending elements of jazz, rock, classical and contemporary Mexican folk music that promote ideals of brotherhood and social justice. The band consists of Alberto, Ernesto and Luis who use their voices and violins to give a new meaning to contemporary Mexican music. The band’s line up also includes artistic director and guitarist Humberto Flores, bassist Leo Sherman and drummer Rosa Avila.

The Villalobos Brothers were born and raised in Xalapa, Mexico were they spent most of their childhood studying classical violin and listening to their grandmother sing traditional songs. Crossing cultural and racial borders, their music has attracted fans from India to Russia.

This popular group has won numerous awards including a Proclamation from the City of New York, the Vox Populi Award by the Independent Music Awards and the Ultimate Winners in The Greene Space’s Battle of the Boroughs.

The convocation events are a significant part of a student’s educational experience at Berea College. Visit https://www.berea.edu/convocations/ for the schedule of all convocations this academic year. All convocations are free and open to the public.

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