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Centennial Museum Workshop

Photos from “History of the Border Beat” Workshop

Thanks to everyone who came to the “History of the Border Beat” workshop at the El Paso Museum of History! We explored how different musical styles from around the world made their way to El Paso via Mexico, Cuba, and New Orleans from Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Then we had some fun group drumming sessions where we followed the evolution of the Border Beat into styles like Banda, Cumbia, NorteƱo and Son Jarocho. Special thanks to El Paso MCAD for funding the session through their Community Programs grant, and to Federico Villalba for taking the amazing photos!