The jarana is a guitar-like instrument played commonly in son jarocho ensembles in Veraczuz in southern Mexico. Jaranas often provide rhythmic accompaniment to the San Jarocho harp (“arpa jarocha”), which musicians play with a pick and use to make the melody.

KEY GENRES: Son Jarocho
FEATURED ON: Este Torito (AATW: Latin America), La Guacamaya (AATW: Latin America), La Llave (AATW: Latin America)

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