Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox Perform Texas Cantina Music

Final Stephenson Memorial Concert of the Season at Berea College

LIVE from AUSTIN, TEXAS!  Virtuoso accordionist, singer, and producer Joel Guzman and gifted bi-lingual singer-songwriter Sarah Fox are two-time Grammy Award winners who will push the boundaries of Tex-Mex music in their performance on Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8:00 p.m. at Phelps Stokes Chapel on the Berea College campus.

Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox are a new breed of Latin artists.  Fox has the expressive voice of a jazz singer which lends its skills beautifully to the “caliente” Latin themes;  and Guzman is a virtuoso accordionist and producer that music critics have called brilliant and extraordinary—his accordion music will encourage audiences to move and dance!  They draw from Hispanic influences around the world. Their music blends German traditions of the button accordion with the Mexican bajo sexton 12 string guitar and contrabajo bass to create a spicy mix.  For the Berea College performance they will be Joined by their band– Los Aztex.

This performance, which is part of the Stephenson Memorial Concert, is the final convocation of the Spring semester. The Stephenson Memorial Concert Fund was generously established in 1987 by the late Louis B. Stephenson Jr. and Edna M. Stephenson in memory of their daughter, Nancy Anne, a pianist who died early in her life. Following his death a few months after his retirement, the concerts were designated as also honoring their son, John B. Stephenson, President of Berea College, 1984-1994.

Convocations at Berea College are free and open to the public.

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students from 41 states and 76 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly to earn money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.