BROWNSVILLE, TX (ValleyCentral) – Each city in the Rio Grande Valley has its own unique sound. In the heart of downtown Brownsville, you can find the most fiery sounds coming from behind the doors of one of Brownsville’s most unique establishments.
At “El Hueso de Fraile” there is good food, people and of course music.
For owners Adrian and Laura Foncerada, a normal night is all about entertaining guests, serving unique dishes, and adding to the culture of the area.
“We are Mexicans, and this is a precious time to preserve many artistic manifestations that would otherwise be lost,” Adrian said.
But this family’s mission is to make sure that these traditions can be easily found.
“I play Mexican boleros, Bossa Nova from Brazil, Tangos from Argentina, sambas, chacareras, Grupo Venezolano, we play Cubano, French ballads, Spanish rumba, lots of children’s music. “
Sitting inside the walls of “El Hueso” brought the whole family together. The Fonceradas and their three sons even have their own Latin American folk group.
“It’s called ‘Ensamble la Misión’ because it’s a mission for us to spread art music and art song,” said Laura.
The company also attracts other artists who can feel the vibrations radiating from the walls.
“The ambiance and the atmosphere; it’s like a big family, ”Adrian said. “There is a community around this place.
A community filled with love for its heritage. “I feel very proud to be Hispanic and very happy,” Laura said.
“We are very grateful to this country and especially to this city,” Adrian added.
If you are wondering where the name “El Hueso de Fraile” comes from; the family said there were several reasons.
It is a musical instrument that Aztec dancers wore around their ankles and wrists, and the saying goes “Vamos al fraileIs the slang for “let’s party”.