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Los Utrera

Country: Mexico
Los Utrera, a band based in Mexico whose music and dance is part of the son jarocho tradition—a multicultural mix of Spanish, African, and indigenous influences, perform outside amongst trees and plants. Two people are dancing on a wooden platform while others perform on guitar and various other instruments around them.
Photo by: Los Utrera

Bio

Los Utrera are from the Hato community, near Santiago Tuxtla, Veracruz, Mexico. Their music and dance is part of the son jarocho tradition–a multicultural mix of Spanish, African, and indigenous influences. As an ensemble, Los Utrera has established a reputation for exploring the traditional roots of son jarocho, as well as showing relationships between diverse cultures and contemporary world music genres. In addition to touring with Arts Midwest World Fest from 2007 – 2009, the ensemble has participated in the principal son jarocho festivals throughout Veracruz and has performed throughout the world. The members of Los Utrera are: Esteban Utrera Lucho, Camerino Utrera Luna, Anastasio Utrera Luna, Claudia Cao Romero, José Farías Luna, Diego Corvalán Vuskovic, Violeta Romero Granados.

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