Young Jarochos

Radio Jarocho - Café Café
Radio Jarocho

Café Café (Chido Records, 2012)

Radio Jarocho is a group of young musicians of Mexican origin, that is based in the East Coast of the United Sates. Their mission is to preserve the rich son jarocho tradition of Mexico. The band’s latest album just came out and it’s titled Café Café.

Son jarocho was developed in Veracruz, Mexico. Radio Jarocho plays primarily original music inspired by the traditional music of southeastern Mexico.

Radio Jarocho includes Gabriel Guzmán on jarana, vocals; Julia del Palacio on vocals and dance (bailadora); Juan Carlos Marín on requinto, vocals; Emmanuel Huitzil on marimbol; and Carlos Cuestas on leona, vocals. Special guest, son jarocho legend Patricio Hidalgo appears on “Bemba y Tablao.”

Son jarocho is the traditional dance and music from southern Veracruz, Mexico. The genre has its roots in Spanish music and contains a mix of Afro-Caribbean and Mexican elements.

Café Café preserves the fine tradition of son jarocho thanks to a group of young talented musicians.

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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