Carambola Community Music celebrates people of all ages and walks of life creating, learning, and experiencing together. We are dedicated to preserving and growing the living tradition of Mexican folk music, song, dance, and visual art along the US/Mexico border. As we explore these art forms, we discover the intertwined roots of Mexican and American cultures.
Carambola is a fruit, sometimes referred to as starfruit because when cut, it resembles a star. Other interpretations of the word carambola are karma, serendipity,and kismet. Carambola’s star shape also connects us to the Lone Star state of Texas which has the longest segment of our border with Mexico. Finally, it’s also a nod to our neighbors in El Paso, the esteemed Cinco Puntos, or “five points,” Press.