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Son de Madera bring lively Mexican folk to CBC Plaza July 11

The band's sound is influenced by 'son jarocho,' a style that traces back about 400 years to coastal Veracruz.

Mexican band known for being lively and spontaneous

Son De Madera's sound is influenced by 'son jarocho,' a style that traces back about 400 years to coastal Veracruz. (Vancouver Folk Music Festival)

Mexican band Son de Madera brings its traditional folk-influenced music to the CBC Musical Nooners stage on Wednesday, July 11.

The band's sound is influenced by "son jarocho," a style that traces back about 400 years to coastal Veracruz. 

CBC Musical Nooners are free, live music concerts that happen every weekday on the CBC Vancouver outdoor stage at 700 Hamilton St., starting at noon and ending at 1 p.m.

Son de Madera's music is known for being lively, spontaneous and string driven. Featuring the use of traditional instruments, each performance shares the history and culture of Veracruz.

Since its 2009 album release Son de Mi Terra, Son de Madera has given a number of performances at a variety of music festivals, including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday's concert is presented in partnership with the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, where you can also catch Son de Madera this weekend. 

Want a preview? Here's a performance of Son de Madera performing La Bamba:

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