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Son jarocho music on the radio

Son Jarocho is a genre of music from Veracruz, Mexico, that emerged in the 18th century. It is a fusion of African, Spanish, and Indigenous music styles, and features a distinctive sound characterized by the use of traditional string instruments such as the jarana, the requinto, and the harp. The lyrics of Son Jarocho songs are often about love, nature, and Mexican history.

One of the most popular Son Jarocho artists is Lila Downs, who has gained international recognition for her fusion of Son Jarocho with other Latin American styles. Other notable artists include Los Cojolites, Son de Madera, and La Banda del Recodo.

Son Jarocho music is often performed at communal gatherings called fandangos, which bring together musicians and dancers to celebrate the music and culture of Veracruz. The genre has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years, with festivals and events celebrating Son Jarocho taking place throughout Mexico and beyond.

Radio stations that feature Son Jarocho music include Radio Huayacocotla, a community radio station based in the state of Veracruz, and Radio UGM, which broadcasts from the University of Guadalajara and features a variety of Mexican and Latin American music genres. Other stations that play Son Jarocho music include Radio XETLL, Radio Naranjera, and Radio UABC.