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Tambourine - Latino Arts

Grupo Mono Blanco

November 2007

Grupo Mono Blanco took a progressive approach to preserving Son Jarocho, music of the southern Mexican state of Veracruz, by incorporating Afro-Caribbean flavor and presence and juxtaposing those aspects with traditional son guitars, vocals, and dance. They performed around the world since their inception. Making and playing the instruments; versada, the art of writing jarocho verses; and traditional dance are all aspects of the traditional music that Grupo Mono Blanco support directly by organizing informational workshops to continue the tradition of the Son Jarocho. The opus' ability to relate ancient tradition to new audiences is inspiring and draws attention to the group's immense talent.