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Jarana is connected to traditional music of Southern-Mexican.

Beside a dance and musical form of the state of Yucatán (Jarana Yucateca) it’s also an instrument coming in two variations.

1. In the Huastec region it is guitar-like chordophone with 5 strings but smaller than an acoustic guitar: Jarana huasteca

2. In the state of Veracruz () it’s called Jarana Jarocha connected to and is a guitar-shaped fretted stringed instrument. Typically strung with 8 strings in 5 courses, usually arranged in two single outer strings with three courses between. The strings are usually nylon, although they were gut in the past.

The tag is most commonly used for music which or artists whom uses either of these instruments.

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