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.