Oceanside, CA -In celebration of Women’s History Month, come and enjoy a night of música campirana at Oceanside’s recently revitalized John Landes Community Center, located at 2855 Cedar Rd., on Friday, March 31at 6 p.m.
Música campirana, the traditional music of Southern Mexico, will be performed by Dueto Dos Rosas, along with a special discussion. Maria Figueroa-Chacon, a MiraCosta College Faculty English Professor who also serves as Board Vice President at Centro Cultural de La Raza, will do a brief introduction and interview with sisters Emily and Sheyla Rosas—who together make up Dueto Dos Rosas—on their experiences as female artists within a male-dominated space. The interview will conclude with Dueto Dos Rosas’ first U.S. performance of 2023.
Based out of San Marcos, Dueto Dos Rosas have been singing and performing campirana music, and other Mexican folk songs, or rancheras, since 2014. In 2015, Emily and Sheyla, with the help and encouragement of their parents, began recording and uploading their performances onto YouTube with the intention of sharing their music with their friends and family in Oaxaca, Mexico, the birthplace of their parents. Since then, their videos have garnered over 285 million views, and their channel has amassed over 690,000 subscribers. The Rosas sisters follow a long tradition of sibling duets coming out of Mexico since the 1950s, such as Las Hermanitas Nuñez, Dueto Las Palomas and Las Jilguerillas, among others, but what sets Dueto Dos Rosas apart from many of their predecessors is their combined playing and singing, something which only few other female duets have done. Dueto Dos Rosas’ albums and singles can be heard on all major streaming platforms.
The Oceanside Public Library recently added a Library to the John Landes Community Center, which is now open to the public Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 2855 Cedar Rd. Stop by and see all that’s offered!
Support for this program is provided by The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library. The Oceanside Public Library aims to empower the community by promoting literacy, information access, civic engagement, cultural inclusiveness and openness to new ideas. Visit www.oceansidepubliclibrary.com for more info about Library programs and services.