The Phoenix Hostel & Cultural Center is a unique blend of international hostel and cultural center. We invite our guests and community members to come together, participate, and enjoy theatre, dance, and music on the hostel grounds. Our beautiful gardens, vibrant programs, and fun atmosphere give our guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience without ever leaving our house!
Cultural Event: WEDS, Sept 13 (7 - 9 pm) Fandango!
Son Jarocho represents a fusion of indigenous (primarily Huastecan), Spanish, and African musical elements, reflecting the population which evolved in the region from Spanish colonial times. Lyrics include humorous verses and subjects such as love, nature, sailors, and cattle breeding that still reflect life in colonial and 19th century Mexico. Verses are often shared with the wider Mexican and Hispanic Caribbean repertoire and some have even been borrowed from famous works by writers of the Spanish "Siglo de Oro". It is usually performed by an ensemble of musicians and instruments which collectively are termed a "conjunto jarocho". Son jarocho is often played only on jaranas and sung in a style in which several singers exchange improvised verses called décimas, often with humorous or offensive content.
Past Cultural Events