Mariachi Mexico Antiguo sees themselves as having a responsibility to share their culture and promote a culture of appreciation for mariachi music while inspiring future generations of mariachi musicians to build upon their legacy in the Connecticut River Valley.
Larry is truly an engineer and influencer of sound in the Pioneer Valley and throughout Massachusetts.
The Smith College Change Ringing group based out of the Mendenhall Tower at Smith College is incredibly enthusiastic about the sounds created by bells and sharing that joy with others.
Pioneer Valley Roller Derby is a member-run and -organized flat-track roller derby league in Florence, MA.
Transportation is one of the central functions of music. When we listen to music, we’re transported into a new soundscape shaped by myriad, swirling frequencies, harmonies, and colors of instruments, voices, and sounds.
Grandfather’s Medicine explores the history of the group and the enduring presence of Native American powwow music in Western Massachusetts.
Argentine tango, as it is performed and danced today, was developed in the middle of the twentieth century in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay. Today, it is danced all over the world, and the Pioneer Valley is no exception.
There has long been a thriving community of horn players in the Pioneer Valley, especially in Belchertown and Amherst, where a supportive cohort of horn players is long established.
Building Klez-munity focuses on three musicians who are deeply involved in the klezmer music scene around the valley and the bands they work with.
Western Mass DIY (Do-It-Yourself concert organizing) has been notable for decades, yet still somehow manages to keep itself somewhat hidden in plain sight.