June 5, 2022

Santa Paula Concert Series presents

Day and Time
Sunday Jun 5, 3:00 PM - Friday Jun 24, 5:00 PM

The Santa Paula Concert Series is back after a more than a two years hiatus due to COVID. Our first concert will be Chucumite, featuring John Robles on Sunday, June 6 at 3:00 PM at the historic Universalist Unitarian Church, a Ventura Historical County landmark, located at 740 East Main Street, Santa Paula. Parking is on the street or behind the church.

Chucumite is a quartet of musicians who play ‘son jarocho’, the folk music of the southern portion of the Mexican state of Veracruz, on the Gulf coast of Mexico. Chucumite is comprised of John Robles, who plays ‘arpa jarocha’, or Veracruz folk harp; Robert Perales, who plays ‘jarana jarocha’; Sean Hutchinson, who plays ‘leona’, a large, 4 stringed instrument plucked with a plectrum of cowhorn. Robles and Perales have been performing together for over twenty-five years, and are described by folklorist and son jarocho scholar Rafael Figueroa Hernandez as “exponents of son jarocho for many years, who as good creative musicians belong to the jarocho tradition but whose music, at the same time, has been influenced by that which is happening around it”. Hutchinson joined the group in 2009. Chucumite’s self titled CD was released in 2009 and rapidly found a warm reception among lovers of world music, and it has sold in many countries all around the the globe. A fourth musician will be joining them for this special event.

The Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula has been home to a number of musical events throughout its history. Admission is $20 donation at the door, from the church office during office hours, or by Paypal on the church’s website: www.uucsp.org. Children 12 and under are free. Proceeds benefit the Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula Building and Historical Fund. UUCSP is a registered Ventura County Historical Landmark. For more information, call 805-525-4647 or email office@uucsp.org.