"Ayer, Hoy y Mañana"
Música Tradicional de Cuerdas
"Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"
Traditional String Music

Son Altepee make their own instruments, repair instruments, teach string music, contribute to traditional community celebrations, build community with elders and youth in several communities throughout southern Veracruz, and they support several struggles for liberation and self determination in Veracruz and throughout Mexico. Their work sets the bar a lot higher for anybody that is trying to build anything, from the bottom up.

"We are a group of youth from different parts of southern Veracruz who see string music as a tool of social consciousness in a shared environment: the huapango, a traditional celebration of our indigenous communities. We promote community based organization and participation. We believe it is possible to achieve a common good through community values, as opposed to the social structures imposed by the high circles of power. The mass media and official educational structures show us that individualism, corruption, violence, and oblivion are the foundations of modern day life. Through our contact with elder musicians from our region we have learned that there are many different ways to live this life, which can be based on a sense of community, memory, collective work, respect and equality. These are the foundations we have to build a society based upon the collective inheritance of our peoples."

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