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“Mexico-via-Brooklyn combo Jarana Beat weaves intricate rhythms and delicate plucks with rich, yearning vocals to gorgeous and surprisingly jolly effect. Great stuff.”
—Time Out New York

Double Nominee at the 2020 Independent Music Awards and winner of the 2015 Mexican Music Award for Best Contemporary Folk Band, this 10-piece band incorporates music and dance into its vibrant live performances. Jarana Beat blends Mexican folk and Afro-Amerindian musical traditions with the percussive footwork of dancers performing in traditional costumes to create an irresistibly spirited and uplifting cross-cultural sound.

Led by composer/producer Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza, the band gathers professional performers from Mexico, in collaboration with artists from all over the world, drawing on elements and percussive footwork from styles such as Son Jarocho, Son Guerrerense, Son Huasteco, Salsa, Cumbia, Samba and Rumba, taking New York's (and the world's!) scene on a journey through Afro-Amerindian culture.


Vibración por Simpatía, álbum triple.

After 12 years of field work and investigation and 5 years of recording in the capital of the world, Jarana Beat's proposal has achieved a unique and mature state. They present to us a their latest musical production “Vibración por Simpatía” (Vibrations by Sympathy) under the musical and artistic direction of Sinuhé Padilla Isunza. This sonorous document tells the story of how, through relative folklores, the indigenous roots encountered the Spanish roots, and the west African. Distant cousins that coexist and recreate themselves in the big apple from a millenary culture and now about to begin a new millenium.


Ilustración por Tobías Arboleda

Después de 12 años de trabajo de campo en la capital del mundo y cinco de grabación, La propuesta de Jarana Beat hoy a llegado a un punto único y Maduro y nos presentan su última producción que lleva como nombre “Vibración por Simpatía” bajo la dirección musical y artística de Sinuhé Padilla Isunza. Este documento sonoro es un precedente de cómo se reencuentran las raíces indígenas, andaluzas y del oeste africano, a través de los folklores primos que conviven y se recrean en la gran manzana con un sonido de culturas milenarias a principios de un nuevo milenio.

EL Wall

New Music Video

Video Oficial 'Coplas de un desierto testigo + El Wall' by JARANA BEAT Ft. Ana Tijoux & Mariana carrizo

Video animations by Cine A Mano Animations, Concept and drawings by Arturo Lopez Pío Recording and Editing Julián Darby


New Music Video

The official music video for Diablos is available now on Youtube. As well as a really awesome quarantine version with Jarana Beat's band members from home. The video is based on the music and dance of the Diablos from Costa Chica in Mexico, Son de los Diablitos from Perú and the Puertorican Vejigantes. Choreography by Argelia Arreola and wardrobe by Laura Anderson Barbata. 

Sinuhé Padilla on Fandango for Butterflies & Coyotes

Jarana Beat's very own Sinuhé Padilla, is invited to be the musical director of Fandango for Butterflies and Coyotes. Direction by José Zayas and playwright Andrea Thome. Read more about it from:

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