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Artist Profiles: Los Pregoneros del Puerto

Los Pregoneros del Puerto

Los Pregoneros del Puerto is a dynamic Mexican group that performs traditional jarocho music from the Mexican Gulf Coast. Led by Jose Gutiérrez on jarana, the group features Gonzalo Mata, and Manuel Vásquez. Guitarist Valente Reyes also performs regularly with the group. All of these musicians are native to the state of Veracruz, Mexico.

As young men, all three played together in Veracruz in the early 1960s and, after many years of separation, they were reunited in 1982. Gutiérrez, who was brought up in a family of ranchers and musicians, serves as the group’s lead singer, or pregonero (literally, “caller”).

Discography:

Music of Veracruz: The Sones Jarochos of Los Pregoneros del Puerto (Rounder Records, 1985)

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Rounder Records Reissues Music of Veracruz by Los Pregoneros del Puerto

Los Pregoneros del Puerto - Music of Veracruz
Los Pregoneros del Puerto – Music of Veracruz

Rounder Records has reissued the album Music of Veracruz by Los Pregoneros del Puerto. The reissue is part of Rounder’s back catalog of world music albums released into full digital distribution.

This delightful music from the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz in Mexico features diatonic harp, the four-string requinto, and the eight-string guitar called the jarana. The powerful vocals of group leader José Gutierrez and supported by string harmonies, while the majestic harp playing of Gonzalo Mata is a wonder to behold.

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