You see, on March 2nd the University YMCA hosted a huasteco performance -- rare in the Midwest although intensely popular in the La Huasteca region of Mexico. Alex and his Chicago trio, Los Condenados Huastecos, regaled the 150 people in attendance at the Caritas art opening and huasteco performance.
|Los Condenados Huastecos perform at the University YMCA at the U of I as part of an art and culture event celebrating immigrant life and raising awareness about immigrant rights. More photos on Flickr.|
|Brave attempts at dancing, by stomping to the difficult huapango rhythm. Learn how to dance it on YouTube.|
|Juan Rivera of Los Condenados Huastecos serenades a smiling toddler.|