Zenen Zeferino & Radio Jarocho play son jarocho music from the state of Veracruz, Mexico. They are based in New York City and have promoted the son jarocho tradition in the East Coast, including performances in the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (with the Washington Ballet), the CUNY Graduate Center (as part of the Live @ 365 series), Villa Victoria Center for the Performing Arts (Boston, MA), the Interamerican Development Bank (Washington DC), among others.
Written and composed by Zenen Zeferino, Radio Jarocho and Zenen performed “Los Cotorritos” at the CUNY Graduate Center in June of 2016.
Zenen Zeferino Huervo y Radio Jarocho interpretan el son jarocho “La Vieja” en Jalopy Theater & School of Music – Red Hook, Brooklyn. Filmado por Armando Croda, Angel Urrutia y Taina Menezes.
We are in the “Battle of the Boroughs” 2013 fighting to represent Queens! You can help us win texting QN6 to the number 69866. Here is our performance from the first round. Voting ends on Sunday the 10th of March at midnight. You can also vote online here. Tell your friends, family and everyone you know to vote for us!
Radio Jarocho was thrilled to perform a standing-room only show at the Kennedy Center on September 16, 2012! We were honored to play songs from Café Café at Washington’s top performing arts center. Couldn’t be there with us? Watch the video of the performance!
The night before, we celebrated Mexico’s Independence with a concert for the Mexican Embassy at the Organization of Americans States. Check out pictures from both shows (photos by Carin Zissis):
Thank you to our friend Roy Germano (director of The Other Side of Immigration) for filming our May 2012 set at Casa Mezcal. Watch the video for clips of us performing some of our new tracks, as well as son jarocho classics “Colas” and “La Bamba,” with guest musicians Rana Santacruz, Akoko Nante, and Greg Glassman of the David Wax Museum.
We’re pleased to share the news that a CUNY TV “Nueva York” segment on Radio Jarocho has been nominated for a 2012 New York Emmy Award. Released in March 2010, the video features interviews with band members Gabriel Guzman and Julia del Palacio, portions of a show at Shrine in Harlem, and scenes from a fandango in Santiago Tuxtla, Veracruz. The video invites viewers to learn more about son jarocho, the culturally rich music we perform. Congratulations to the filmmaker and our friend Gisela Alcantara.
Estamos felices de compartir la noticia de que el segmento “Nueva York” de CUNY-TV acerca de Radio Jarocho ha sido nominado para los premios Emmy 2012. Transmitido en marzo del 2010, el video presenta entrevistas con los miembros del grupo Gabriel Guzmán y Julia del Palacio, porciones de una presentación en el Shrine de Harlem y escenas de un fandango en Santiago Tuxtla, Veracruz. El video invita a la audiencia a aprender acerca del son jarocho, la música tan rica culturalmente que tocamos. Felicitaciones a nuestra amiga Gisela Alcantara, la realizadora de este filme.
Via KeyLimeSteve: “Manos de Méxicanos opened its doors. Dedicated to the preservation of an endangered species (Mexican artisanos), Manos was gifted with an appearance by Patricio Hidalgo, famed son jarocho musician from Veracruz Mexico, accompanied by Radio Jarocho, New York’s preeminent son jarocho group.”
Click here to learn more about Manos de Méxicanos in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NYC.
Here is an interesting documentary about the band for the CUNY-TV series Nueva York. We had a great time shooting it in New York and in Santiago Tuxtla, Veracruz in Mexico.