Son Jarocho (Mexico)


All Around This World lesson for classrooms and homeschool -- Son Jarocho dancing from MexicoSon Jarocho is a Spanish/Creole/African musical fusion from Mexico’s southern coastal plain area of Veracruz. Son Jarocho musicians gather often in public festive musical and dance parties called fandangos during which all members of the community are welcome to participate in making music.

Instruments particular to the genre include a jarana, a quijada, a requinto, a mariumbula, a harp and a wooden dancing platform known as a tarima that the musicians actually consider a percussion instrument and factor into the arrangement of traditional songs.

Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish
Genre on CD: Son jarocho
Instruments on CD: Jarana, Marimbula, Quijada, Requinto, Tarima

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