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The Afro-Mestizo Sounds of Son Jarocho

Son Jarocho is a 350-year old Afro-Meztizo folk music tradition from Mexico’s Veracruz region. The music is mostly string based; the result of the intermingling of Native Americans and African slaves who were exposed to string music introduced by the arabic influenced spaniards. This weekend, Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood hosts the 4th Annual Encuentro de Jaraneros of the Midwest festival with son jarocho music from Chicago and Mexico. We get a preview with the local ensemble Ida y Vuelta.

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