Jaranas del Norte Collective
Jaranas del Norte is an artistic collective created in 2019 and based in Helsinki that performs and promotes the musical, lyrical, and dancistic tradition of Son Jarocho.
Son Jarocho is a folk musical style originally from the Sotavento region of the state of Veracruz, by the Gulf of Mexico. It combines indigenous, Spanish, and African musical elements, and it is traditionally performed during “fandango” celebrations: communitarian festive gatherings with music, “zapateado” dancing, and singing that typically last all night long.
Jaranas del Norte aims to develop a community in Nordic Europe, particularly in Finland, that appreciates the legacy, values, and social-weaving aspects involved in the tradition of Son Jarocho.
Our active members:
Alan Guerra (guitar, jarana)
Balam Orozco (requinto, jarana, voice)
Daniela Pascual (jarana, voice)
Eduardo Tejedor (percussions, jarana, voice)
Eva Anastasi (jarana, voice)
Grisell Macdonel (double bass, voice)
Ludvik Moreno (jarana, voice)
Paola Nieto (dance, jarana, voice)
Yesmith Sánchez (jarana, percussions, voice)
alan guerra (mx)
BALAM OROZCO (MX/FI)
Daniela pascual (Ec/Es)
eduardo tejedor (MX)
eva Anastasi (FI/EL)
grisell macdonel (MX/FI)
Ludvik moreno (mx)
paola nieto (mx)
Rodrigo tripp (mx)
YESMITH SÁNCHEZ (MX/FI)
Yesmith is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion expert and business strategist born in Querétaro, Mx.
Yesmith manages to combine her passion for DEI and multiculturalism and channels it through art. She is part of the founding team of the multicultural children's festival Kolibrí, founding member of the literary group Una Botella en la Mar and a former board member of the cultural association Askelten Palo and believes that art expressions are a powerful way of activism.
Yesmith enjoys dancing folk music, writing short stories and listening to music. About Son Jarocho she says: "I love how Son Jarocho makes me feel like I am discovering something that I didn't know I had in me. It makes me proud to be part of a community of talented artists and that we get to share our roots and passion with our host society."
Semana Global 2020 Mexican cultural events around the world. Music and dance workshops organized by Jaranas del Norte collective at Suvilahti, Helsinki. November 2020.
Folk dance workshop organized by World Music School Helsinki at Caisa Kulttuurikeskus summer 2020.
In collaboration with various institutions, we offer a variety of practical workshops to promote the folk culture of Son Jarocho. Workshops include live music and are given by highly-trained and experienced instructors who create a welcoming and joyful learning atmosphere.
Every now and then, we also organize free-of-charge music and dance workshops and events in Helsinki. To stay updated, follow our social media channels.
If you wish to have a private workshop please let us know via email or phone. Contact us.