Los Jaichackers (Spanglish for hijackers) is a project of artists Julio César Morales and Eamon Ore-Giron, who track down the global DNA of emerging street and club music in Mexico.  


Thursday night, Medina delivers the history of “Botas Picudas” (Pointy Boots) on the Rooftop at 6pm; Morales and Ore-Giron debut a new video project in the theater at 7pm; CHUCHA SANTAMARIA rehearses and records live in the Atrium at 8pm; and Guadalajara-based Los Master Plus headline the evening at 9pm, with the San Francisco debut of their unique cumbiatrónica sounds.  Click through the above for some previews; the performance is held in conjunction with our current exhibition, Photography in Mexico.


 Los Jaichackers Present 
Double Grooves and Dirty Menudo* with 
Moises Medina, and Los Master Plus 
Act 1: Invader Cultures (Rooftop Pavilion, 6:15 p.m.) 
Provocateur and historian Moises Medina explores 
reverse appropriation starting with “Musica Tribal,” a fusion 
of Aztec instrumentation with European techno music characterized 
by “Botas Picudas”(Pointy Boots): the trend of accessorizing cowboy 
boots with customized 24-inch tips. 
Act 2: Double Grooves (Phyllis Wattis Theater, 7:15 p.m.) 
Los Jaichackers’ premiere their video and audio project A Fuego 
Lento II (Slow Burn II), which explores the musical compositions 
and legacy of Cuban bandleader Perez Prado, who is credited with 
inventing the mambo. 
Act 3: Cover Versions (Haas Atrium, 8 p.m.) 
Oakland-based musical group CHUCHA SANTAMARÍA practice, 
perfect, and record a series of carefully crafted cover songs. 
Act 4: Dirty Menudo (Haas Atrium, 9 p.m.) 
Guadalajara-based band Los Master Plus present the U.S. debut of 
their unique cumbiatrónica sounds, reworking the music 
of pop groups such as Daft Punk, Radiohead, and the Bee Gees. 

*Double Groove: a type of vinyl record in which one side contains 
two separate grooves, allowing two separate albums to be placed on one single side. 

*Dirty Menudo: a historical, pre-revolution Mexico poverty soup dish that mixes many 
types of animal intestines and is known as a “hangover” cure.