Guateque Son Public Service Annoucement
Guateque Son, Son Jarocho Musical Band from Austin, will produce a music video focused on sharing safety tips and safety guidelines for the Austin community especially targeting and connecting with the Latino community. The Public Service Announcement will be bilingual and start off with a short catchy PSA where different community members share brief tips on how to safely adapt to life during covid; how to properly wear a mask, social distancing practices, hand washing, pickup/to go with food options, and creating social spaces where we can safely interact and communicate with one another.
Snapshots of Austin and life in the Latino community during the Covid 19 pandemic will display healthy safe ways Austinites especially in Latino spaces (restaurants, arts spaces, parks, etc) have adapted to the new way of life. The music video will be a recorded live performance/edited with artistic imagery of Guateque Son performing virtually with their traditional Veracruz style Mexican outfits, masked, and socially distanced.
During these times it has been especially difficult for Austin artists especially musicians to continue our work in person since many bars and musical venues have closed bringing many challenges. We want to normalize the new ways of life to make people feel okay to do things differently in order to protect ourselves, our diverse cultural communities ¡Ponte las máscaras, Austin! Wear your masks!
In the video below, Guateque Son performs at Austin's History of Chicano Music Event in September 2019 at Austin Central Library.