Dan Zanes and Friends
February 2, 2012
Ten years and 10 albums have unfolded as the iconic Dan Zanes of Del Fuegos fame has blossomed into the “leading man of the family music genre.” And rooted in his work are heartfelt initiatives—sharing songs from the rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking Americas and singing with youth choirs. That translates to the stage at Weston being filled with Dan, his friends, students from Memorial and Longsjo schools and the sounds of ¡Nueva York! Son jarocho, cumbia, Christmas holiday music of the aguinaldo, bailecito, nueva canción and merengue styles—gathered from the neighborhoods in New York—they originate from Puerto Rico, Mexico, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic and resonate in Fitchburg.