A brief vista into the centuries old wonder world of hand carved jaranas in southern Veracruz, Mexico.

Cultural retention from Africa, Baroque Europe, and Indigenous Mexico, make Son Jarocho a holistic and complex musical culture hard wired during the hemisphere's colonial beginnings. 

Noe Gonzales of los Cojolites narrates an integral element of the music while his suegro, don Lara, handles the machete.

 

Camera, edit: Marco Villalobos
Sound recordist: Brad Fox