|Music of Los Tuxtlas
|Son Jarocho is the folk music of Los Tuxtlas and Southern Veracruz. "Son" vaguely translates to song and
Jarocho is a nickname for a person from Veracruz, primarily from the port and the Papaloapan river delta.
Jarocho itself is also an uncomplimentary term sometimes used in place of rude or blockhead.
The music originated from indigenous song and dance customs which after the Spanish invasion began to
absorb Spanish rhythms, followed by drum beats introduced by African slaves and even the rhythms of
invading French and American soldier tunes.
Much more detailed information is on this page:
What is the Son Jarocha?
|This is a collection of songs mostly about Catemaco.
To play them while reading other pages click here:
Catemaco Song Player