Son Jarocho Ensemble

Learn the music of Veracruz, Mexico from a master of the genre

Cesar Castro, director

Son Jarocho Ensemble introduces students to the songs and instrumental techniques of son jarocho, a musical genre from Veracruz, Mexico that mixes indigenous Mexican, African, Spanish, and Arabic sounds. Students learn to play jarana, the eight-stringed guitar that provides the harmonic scaffold for son jarocho. In addition to weekly rehearsals with the ensemble, students participate in a public performance at the end of the semester. No prior music experience is required.

Contact Cesar Castro at cesarcastro@jarochelo.com.