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Concert tomorrow at the library features ‘Songs and Stories of Mexilachia’

The Appalachian Mountains never touch Mexico, but a concert tomorrow at Alexandria’s Beatley Central Library (5005 Duke Street) will manage the geographically impossible and bring them together.

The musical group Lua Project combines musical styles from Chattanooga to Veracruz, with a narrative storytelling approach similar to the Scotch-Irish style prevalent in Appalachian music but with instrumentation and musical traditions from Mexico.

The program is scheduled to run from 10:30-11:30 a.m. tomorrow (Friday).

“A bilingual concert of songs and stories featuring an introduction to Mexican and [Appalachian] music, instruments and dance,” the Alexandria Library said. “All ages.”

Photo via Lua Project/Facebook