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by Chucumite

This is the folk music of Veracruz, Mexico, el son jarocho. Upbeat and uplifting, both earthy and fiery rhythms and exciting instrumentals and vocals are typical of this genre.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. La Manta
3:54 $0.99
2. El Siquisiri
4:34 $0.99
3. El Jarabe Loco
5:17 $0.99
4. La Bruja
3:28 $0.99
5. El Zapateado/Decima del Toro
3:28 $0.99
6. La Iguana
4:04 $0.99
7. La Candela
4:07 $0.99
8. El Balaju
4:56 $0.99
9. El Buscapies
6:07 $0.99
10. El Coco
4:43 $0.99
11. El Aguanieve
3:41 $0.99
12. Canto a Veracruz
3:14 $0.99
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Album Notes
Chucumite is a Southern California based duet, comprised of John Robles and Robert Perales, that performs 'son jarocho', the folk music from Veracruz, Mexico. Robles has played the Arpa Jarocha, or Veracruz folk harp, since the age of 12. Perales plays jarana, a guitar like instrument with 8 strings which is a derivative of the Spanish baroque guitar of the 16th century. In 2009, acoustic bassist Sean Hutchinson began appearing frequently with Chucumite playing the leona, a large guitar type instrument with four strings which are plucked with a cowhorn pick. Hutchinson performs on the CD along with guests artists Xocoyotzin Moraza, a talented young performer on requinto jarocho, a smaller version of the Leona, and percussionist Jacob Hernandez who performs on marimbol which is a large wooden box with metal tongues which are played like the Kalimba, the African thumb piano.
Chucumite has performed throughout the West Coast and is expanding into the Southwest and beyond. Their music is upbeat and exuberant, and audiences often can't resist the urge to get up and dance!



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Dawn Gray

Even though I don't understand the language, I love this music. It is so upbeat. You just have to dance to it! "Chucumite" is fabulous. I only just bought it a couple of hours ago, and I'm on the third time listening to it. All I can say now is "Encore!"