World Arts West
SF Ethnic Dance Festival

Performers

VINIC-KAY (LA GENTE y EL CANTO)

ORIGIN: Mexico
GENRE: Folkoric
MUSICIANS:
Sergio Duran - Tambor Requintó, Tunkul
José Roberto Hernandez - Carrizo, Tunkul
Silvestre Martinez - Tambor Bajo, Tunkul
Lali Mejia - Tambor Requintó, Tunkul
(All Instruments from Tabasco Mexico)

Vinic-Kay—Experimental Group of Folkloric Music Founded in the 1980s by Musical Director, Jose Roberto Hernandez, Vinic-Kay’s mission is to bring to life the diverse roots of Latin America using each culture’s traditional instruments, thereby preserving the rich musical traditions that exist throughout the Latin American continent so that it may continue to exist in the lives of the people of today as it has for centuries past.

Born in Tabasco, Mexico, Jose Roberto Hernandez has dedicated most of his life to building a vast repertoire of folkloric music by learning directly from the masters of each region. Considered one of the most devoted folklorists in the area, Jose Roberto feels deep respect for the rich musical culture that exists in Latin America and proudly shoulders the responsibility of sharing the wealth and beauty of those traditions. Today, Vinic-Kay performs a mix of traditional pieces and original compositions that keep true to the rich legacy of Latin American music. From pre-hispanic processionals to boleros and everything in between, Vinic-Kay displays the beauty and diversity of Latin America in every performance.

The group is made up of diverse musicians from different parts of Latin America who each bring to the group the musical traditions of their particular countries.

Vinic-Kay bring to life the diverse roots of Latin America using each culture’s traditional instruments,