“Mexico-via-Brooklyn combo Jarana Beat weaves intricate rhythms and delicate plucks with rich, yearning vocals to gorgeous and surprisingly jolly effect. Great stuff.”
—Time Out New York

Double Nominee at the 2020 Independent Music Awards and winner of the 2015 Mexican Music Award for Best Contemporary Folk Band, this 10-piece band incorporates music and dance into its vibrant live performances. Jarana Beat blends Mexican folk and Afro-Amerindian musical traditions with the percussive footwork of dancers performing in traditional costumes to create an irresistibly spirited and uplifting cross-cultural sound.

Led by composer/producer Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza, the band gathers professional performers from Mexico, in collaboration with artists from all over the world, drawing on elements and percussive footwork from styles such as Son Jarocho, Son Guerrerense, Son Huasteco, Salsa, Cumbia, Samba and Rumba, taking New York's (and the world's!) scene on a journey through Afro-Amerindian culture.

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Vibración por Simpatía, Tze Ollin - Movimiento I

After 12 years of field work and investigation and 5 years of recording in the capital of the world, Jarana Beat's proposal has achieved a unique and mature state. They present to us a their latest musical production “Vibración por Simpatía” (Vibrations by Sympathy) under the musical and artistic direction of Sinuhé Padilla Isunza. This sonorous document tells the story of how, through relative folklores, the indigenous roots encountered the Spanish roots, and the west African. Distant cousins that coexist and recreate themselves in the big apple from a millenary culture and now about to begin a new millenium.

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Ilustración por Tobías Arboleda

Después de 12 años de trabajo de campo en la capital del mundo y cinco de grabación, La propuesta de Jarana Beat hoy a llegado a un punto único y Maduro y nos presentan su última producción que lleva como nombre “Vibración por Simpatía” bajo la dirección musical y artística de Sinuhé Padilla Isunza. Este documento sonoro es un precedente de cómo se reencuentran las raíces indígenas, andaluzas y del oeste africano, a través de los folklores primos que conviven y se recrean en la gran manzana con un sonido de culturas milenarias a principios de un nuevo milenio.

Diablos!

New Music Video

The official music video for Diablos is available now on Youtube. As well as a really awesome quarantine version with Jarana Beat's band members from home. The video is based on the music and dance of the Diablos from Costa Chica in Mexico, Son de los Diablitos from Perú and the Puertorican Vejigantes. Choreography by Argelia Arreola and wardrobe by Laura Anderson Barbata. 

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Ocean Calling, a collaboration with Laura Anderson for the UN

Commissioned by TBA21–Academy for World Ocean Day 2017, Laura Anderson Barbata’s work Ocean Calling charts the physical and emotional relationship to life in our ocean and the urgent need for collective transformation. Sinuhé Padilla, our director, composed the show's music inspired by Papua New Guinea field recordings by Andrew Spyrou.