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Grupo Mono Blanco

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Mono Blanco (White Monkey) Group

Internationally aclaimed Mono Blanco band is the leader of the “renovating movement” that the son jarocho –the traditional music of the southern mexican State of Veracruz– is now experiencing. Renovadores have concentrated on preserving the fandango setting (the traditional celebratory environment of the son jarocho), as well as stressing the Afro-caribbean aspects of their music and the preponderance of improvisation, talent and good taste within the strict rules of the genre.

Visitors who are not familiar with the son jarocho are welcome to click on the image for a brief introduction about the subject.

Mono Blanco is basically a quintet but depending on circumstances they can offer concerts with less or more musicians.

Since their beginning in 1978, Mono Blanco has given concerts all around their country and in Europe, Asia, Northern Africa, Central and South America, the United States and Canada. Although we do not have an english translation of the group´s page Trayectoria, please browse around it anyway; international performances appear in blue font.

Mono Blanco has a unique sound firmly rooted in an ancient and rich tradition, and supported by a group of musicians endowed with great talent and inspiration.

At this point visitors are invited to read an article by Eugene Rodriguez.

Aside from their work as interpreters, Mono Blanco participates in many activities related to the development and promotion of the son jarocho. They organize, in particular, workshops about every aspect of the son: making and playing jarocho instruments, “versada” (the art of writing jarocho verses) and dance.

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  • mbamba1

    Pa'lante....... que RRRRRico..... Me siento orgulloso cuando oigo mucica Son Jarocho. Aye muchos Mejicanos que tienen verquenza de sus raices Africano. Muchos dicen que son castellano cien por ciento que no tienen sangre Indigena o Africana. Cirto que aye unos que son blancos pero la mayoria de Mejicanos VERDADEROS tienen sangre Idigena, Africana y Espanol (blanca) La verda es que el ritmo de tu Jarocho grita la historia de nosotros y la mayaoria de nosotros no estamos represetados de Vicente Fox. Vicente Fox??? Su apellido no representa un Mejican VERDADERO. NO SENOR! Su apellido representa su padre blanco de Cincinatti Ohio, USA....... Nesecitamos un presidente que parece como nosotros..... Que Viva Emiliano Zapata

    17 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Fabbada

    ¡EXCELENTE!!!

    21 Feb 2010 Reply
  • cevillanue

    buen grupo!

    26 Jul 2009 Reply

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