Sistema Bomb: Electrifying the Son Jarocho

Sep 24, 2014

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.