Beyond La Bamba

3:00pm

Wed September 24, 2014
Arts & Culture

Sistema Bomb: Electrifying the Son Jarocho

You might be familiar with the 1958 Ritchie Valens song, La Bamba. But what you might not know is that this song comes from a very old Mexican musical genre, the Son Jarocho. Born of conquest and slavery, Son Jarocho is a traditional music from the Mexican state of Veracruz that mixes African, indigenous, and European influences to produce a truly American sound.

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