For Your Consideration
New Music Video
The newest video release by Jarana Beat was inspired by 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.
“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.
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.
Illustration by Tobías Arboleda
This three-part album, more than a record, is a sound document that tells in the form of a soundtrack seven years of the history of Jarana Beat and its members. It also narrates the first seven “Encuentro de Jaraneros of New York”, in which important representatives of Son Jarocho participated and left a bit of their story in songs.
"Seven years of the sound with which the Afro-American music of Mexico and Latin America have found themselves and have been recreated in New York City" Sinuhé Padilla.
Thus, “Vibración Por Sympathy” is a meticulous compilation of 54 artists united in a symphony/fandango that expresses the sounds of a universal and ancestral Mexico, as well as their relationships with other relative folk music of different countries that have historically shared the same roots and cultural influences and that today meet again in a new global and cosmopolitan scene.