Experience the thrills of Veracruz, Mexico with vibrant folk band Radio Jarocho.
New York City band Radio Jarocho is a champion of son jarocho—a genre of folk music and dance from the coastal state of Veracruz, Mexico that also reveals Spanish and Afro-Carribbean influences. Gabriel Guzman founded the band almost 15 years ago, focusing first on son jarocho classics. Band members play traditional instruments such as the requinto, jarana and marimbol.
For its first full-length album, Café Café (2013), the band members decided to write their own songs, adapting the son jarocho genre to reflect their urban, American lives. GRAMMY Award-winning engineer Alex Venguer co-produced the album. Radio Jarocho has performed at prominent venues around the country, including the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. In 2012, the band was featured on NPR’s Alt.Latino Cinco de Mayo special.
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