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.
Alan Guerra (jarana tercera, guitar)
Balam Orozco (requinto, jarana tercera, voice)
Daniela Pascual (voice, jarana segunda, dance)
Eva Anastasi (jarana segunda, voice)
Grisell Macdonel (leona, double bass, voice)
Ludvik Moreno (jarana primera, requinto, voice)
Paola Nieto (dance, jarana primera, voice)
Yesmith Sánchez (voice, percussions, jarana segunda)
alan guerra (mx)
BALAM OROZCO (MX/FI)
Daniela pascual (Ec/Es)
eva Anastasi (FI/EL)
grisell macdonel (MX/FI)
Ludvik moreno (mx)
paola nieto (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. As such she's been involved in multiple initiatives in Finland that promote multiculturalism such as being a founding member of the multicultural children's festival Kolibrí.
About being part of our collective 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. I strongly believe that art expressions are a powerful way of activism and son jarocho very tangibly reflects that." Yesmith is passionate about different art expressions such as folk dance and music. In her spare time, she listens to hours of music and reads books. Writing is part of her way to better understand her identity and experiences and shares some of her thoughts and experiences through her blog.
eduardo tejedor (MX)
Rodrigo tripp (mx)
JARANAS DEL NORTE IN FINLAND
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 book a private workshop please let us know via email, phone, or by filling up a request form here: Contact us.
Events in Helsinki
Semana Global 2019 Mexican cultural events around the world. Music and dance workshops organized by Jaranas del Norte collective at Suvilahti, Helsinki. November 2019.
Folk dance workshop organized by World Music School Helsinki at Caisa Kulttuurikeskus summer 2020. (above and right pictures by WMS).