The “son jarocho” is a musical genre from Mexico’s east coast that has captivated audiences around the world with its distinctive sound mixing the harp, jarana and zapateado. The music eventually made its way to California, and is here to stay. It is increasingly played in fandangos, marches and family parties throughout the state. Zaidee Stavely visited the Sixth Son Jarocho Festival in San Francisco and reports on how women from both sides of the border are bringing new sounds and new lyrics to the traditional Mexican musical genre.
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