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PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Community Storytellers

Free / Family / Social / Performance

Sunday, October 1, 10am – 5pm


Ximena Violante (right) performs traditional Mexican music today with Son Revoltura.

Free; capacity is limited, and registration is required.

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About the Event

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes. Today, our partnership with Musicopia brings us performances by Philly son jarocho group Son Revoltura. Move and groove to the traditional rhythms of Veracruz, Mexico. Explore the sones (sounds) of son jarocho and its Mexican, Spanish, African, and Indigenous roots in special performances. Plus, see the Barnes collection for free and enjoy fun family activities that celebrate the stories of our communities.

Registration opens Thursday, September 28, at 10am.

What’s On

10am – 4pm

Art Activities

Join us for art activities, a scavenger hunt, and play that celebrates community. Perfect for the whole family—ages 2 and up.

10:30 – 11am; 11:15 – 11:45am


Poet and storyteller Leslie D. Hamilton brings stories and fun for ages 2 and up. Learn about percussion sounds, beats, and the ways we tell our stories through music.

12:30 – 1:15pm; 2:30 – 3:15pm

Performances: Son Revoltura

Son Revoltura is a Philly-based music collective that fosters the Afroindigenous Mexican tradition of son jarocho with weekly workshops, large celebrations called fandangos, and public performances. Hear traditional songs like “La Bamba,” “La Guacamaya,” “El Colás,” and “El Torito Jarocho.” Get ready to move! The group will teach special dances that go with many of the songs.

Son Revoltura member Ximena Violante, a violinist, jarana player, singer, teacher, and organizer who creates spaces for people to celebrate their roots, reimagine their futures, and expand their communities.