Lluvia de Palos es un grupo interdisciplinario cuyo objetivo es la creación y difusión de instrumentos musicales de origen mesoamericano y la música creada con ellos. El proyecto del grupo se plantea diversos caminos hacia el estudio del contexto histórico, social, ritual y musicológico de los instrumentos, así como su adaptación para ser utilizados en la creación actual y transmitir esa experiencia.

Estos instrumentos son muy poco utilizados y en consecuencia poco conocidos tanto en México como fuera de nuestro país.

Trabajamos principalmente con los dos grandes percutores: huehuetl y teponaztli; pero también con los pequeños percutores como caparazones, arcos, raspadores, sartales y sonajas de diversos materiales naturales, ollas de barro, piedras sonoras, agua y algunos aerófonos de barro y de caña.

La mega diversidad biológica de México es un privilegio y nos brinda una gran oportunidad para experimentar con instrumentos u objetos sonoros como madera, hueso, piedras, piel, barro, agua, objetos que se fabrican artesanalmente con escasas modificaciones en su construcción, respetando sus características originales. El proyecto en su conjunto representa una oportunidad para profundizar en el conocimiento de la diversidad biológica y cultural de nuestro país.

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Lluvia de palos José Navarro Noriega

José Navarro Noriega

Musician, performer and composer. Graduated as a percussionist at “Vida y Movimiento” ´s school which is incorporated to CCOY (Centro Cultural Ollin Yoliztli). He holds a Master in composition at the Music Faculty UNAM. He´s a certified black belt from Hombu Dojo Aikikai Japan. He has been a professor and researcher at Music for Films at UNAM as well as at INBA (Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes) for more than 25 years. Co-founder of Banda Elástica music band with whom he played several times in Mexico, Norway, Peru, Spain and USA, he has produced seven CD´s. Founder and director of Lluvia de Palos / Kuauhkiauhtzintli, a contemporary music group that has released one CD. Lluvia de Palos has played in Mexico, Peru, Spain, Brazil and Canada.

Eugenia Vargas

Dancer, choreographer, professor and researcher. She is founder and director of “Laboratorio Escénico Teatro Ritual”, a space that has served not only as an incubator for dance and interdisciplinary projects, but also as an artistic residence and a formative space for arts, in which many generations of artists have emerged from. Currently, she has the “Creadores Escénicos con Trayectoria 2019- 2022” support. She was trained under the guardianship of the most recognized butoh dancers in Mexico, Japan and Germany. She has performed in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Canada, Spain and Japan.

Lluvia de palos Eugenia Vargas
Lluvia de palos Luis Miguel Costero Izquierdo

Luis Miguel Costero Izquierdo

Drummer and multidirectional percussionist. He is one of the most demanded musicians in Mexico. As a drummer, he has participated around Mexico and Europe in a variated diversity of groups and ensembles of many music styles, such as: Jazz, World Music, Rock, Afro beat and Contemporary Fusion. Costero has developed his own “world percussion sets” in order to fulfill his own music expression and language. He has participated playing music for films, dance and theater. He has performed in Mexico, Germany, Spain, Peru, Brazil, Canada and USA.

Manuel Andrade Turner

Born in Mexico City in 1990, he studied percussions and piano at the EIMD School of Music (Escuela de Iniciación a la Música y a la Danza), incorporated at Ollin Yolliztli´s Cultural Center. He continued studying music at DIM School of Music (Desarrollo Integral Musical) where not only did he study jazz piano but also studied composition and drums. Manuel has been part of Kuauhkiauhtzintli (Lluvia de Palos) since 2010. Kuauhkiauhtzintli is a contemporary music ensemble that works with prehispanic percussions and has played in multiple venues in Mexico City and some other countries like Spain, Peru, Brazil and Canada. Looking for an interdisciplinary formation, he practices Aikido a Japanese no competitive martial art and Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, the martial art created by Bruce Lee. At the present time, he is studying composition at UNAM´s Music Faculty (Facultad de Música de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).

Lluvia de palos Manuel Andrade Turner
Lluvia de palos Alma Priscella Uvalle Pérez

Alma Priscella Uvalle Pérez

Born in Mexico City in 1987. She completed her higher education at CICO (Centro de Investigación Coreográfica) related to INBA (Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes). She won many scholarships such as “Jovenes Creadores”, “Salon Abierto”, “Cuerpos en Diálogo” and “Fomento” from FONCA (Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes). She also won the competition “Creación Contemporanea” and “Bailar Apantalla”. Alma Priscella has danced in multiple and important venues in Mexico and other countries such as Amsterdam, Spain, Brazil and Peru.

Jorge Serrano

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Lluvia de palos Jorge Serrano
Lluvia de palos Samir Pascual Vázquez

Samir Pascual Vázquez

Multidisciplinary percussionist who has performed throughout his career with symphony orchestras, chamber groups, traditional and musical theater, opera, art installations, ballet, contemporary dance, films, among others. His work has taken him to North, Central and South America, Europe and Euro Asia.

Víctor Hugo Caro

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