The ancient region of Veracruz in East Mexico is often regarded as North America's first melting pot of African, European, and Native American cultures. The Son Jarocho, for instance, is a genre that combines Spanish flamenco, pre-Columbian and African music. Jarocho is not only the name given to music and dance unique to Veracruz, but also a way of life for generations who had lived in this region.
Jarocho opens with 'Zapateado', a spectacular dance show piece featuring more than 20 dancers on stage. This is followed by a series of diverse and unique performances: 'La Bruja' (The Witch) is shrouded with the mysteries of the Veracruz culture; 'Ritmo' (Rhythm) is an animated dialogue between the percussionists and dancers based on Jarocho traditions; the rhythmic and liberated 'Noche Cubana' (Cuban Night) reflects the influence of salsa and Cuban culture on the ancient city; 'Jarocho' takes the show to its climax in a fusion piece...
With a live music band on platforms, beautiful costumes and a set based on white, black and red themes, this spicy Mexican dance music extravaganza and grand stage production is a visual feast that combines both the traditional and contemporary. You'll be in awe of the energy!