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A Jarocho is a person, item or style of music from Veracruz, Mexico.

The Jarochos are known for their sunny disposition, friendliness, their love for life, excellent cuisine, music and dance. Also they are more liberal (by Mexican standards) from the rest of the country.


Musical groups of jarochos are bands of minstrel musicians, similar to mariachis, who dress and play in the Veracruz style. They are distinguished from mariachis by their traditional white guayabera shirts and white pants and hats. Music played by jarochos is known as Son Jarocho, the most famous of course is " La Bamba". And where there is music there is dance:


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Taken on January 20, 2011