Harlingen students perform at Jazz Festival

HARLINGEN — The spicy vocals heated up the stage, dancing with a fiery intensity into the percussion, which invigorated the music even more.

The syncopated percussion, with its complex rhythms and layered tones, seemed to endow the piece with a diverse personality both primal and invigorating.

The salsa band from Harlingen High School South, rich with a tropical flavor, was a captivating new arrival to the 16th Annual RGV Jazz Festival yesterday. Bands from several high schools and middle schools performed in the festival. The event at the Harlingen school district’s Performing Arts Center at 3217 Wilson Road was open to the public.

“It was amazing,” said Kristine Molina. “They did a great job. Good singing, good vocals.”

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