It’s a passion play with roots that go beyond the borders of Texas, far beyond even Mexico. It’s called Los Pastores.
“It actually originated from the Franciscan Friars from Spain.”
That's the play's Assistant Director, Deborah Covarrubias-Barcenez.
“They brought it to the New World, to Mexico, to teach the indigenous people the nativity story. And from Mexico is was brought to Texas, to here in San Antonio, in 1910 to our parish at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.”
Hot on the heels of SOLI Chamber Ensemble's collaboration with the community for a performance of Terry Riley's liberating work "In C" comes another opportunity for you to take the stage at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
A soulful music group is coming to the Tobin Center next week. Turns out, they’ve been touring quite a while. “The group went on the road in 1944. June 10, 1944."
That’s a long time!
“Yeah, it’s been about 70 years.”
The band is Blind Boys of Alabama, a five-time Grammy Award-winning group. Eric “Ricky” McKinnie plays the drums, and has been singing with them for many a decade, and celebrated four Grammy Awards along the way with them.
“I’ve been working with the Blind Boys for about 40 years.”