Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto Grammy Award winners and one of the oldest and most important folkloric musical groups in Colombia were born in San Jacinto in the Colombian Department of Bolívar in the 1940s. Miguel Antonio Hernández Vásquez also known as “Toño” Fernández, assembled a group of San Jacinto musicians including Juan and José Lara, Pedro Nolasco Mejía and Manuel de Jesus “Mañe” Serpa who formed the group’s official line-up.
From the 1950s onwards, they began touring Colombia and the rest of the world, managed by writer and researcher Manuel Zapata Olivella. As decades passed, the group began incorporating a second generation of musicians, among whom can be found some of the sons of the original line-up.
En 1982, due to Toño Fernández’s health problems, Joaquín Nicolás Hernández Pacheco, Fernández’s nephew, took the role of director of the band. Today, they continue to tour and share the traditions of the gaita music from Colombia worldwide.
Thursday September 13 at Terraza 7
Cover $15 dollars; NO PayPal available
Doors open at 6:oo pm; show starts at 7:30 pm – ends at 9:30 pm
YAOUNDE by Samuel Torres at 10:30 pm
The First 50 people will be sitting at the mezzanine level