An excellent website in
Mexico, founded and maintained by Rafael Figueroa Hernandez. You can
find information, books, instruments etc at this very informative
Conjunto Jardin - Nuevo Son Jarocho
The site of Conjunto
Jardin, an excellent exponent of the evolving son jarocho, utilizing a
blending of acoustic, electronic and percussion instrumentation.
Mono Blanco is at
the vanguard of the Movimiento Jaranero, and has been for many years.
This is a conjunto jarocho based in Los Angeles, California. They have a very
This is a group based in Mexicali, B.C. Mexico which plays a
beautiful mix of jaranero and more 'Tierra Blanca' style son
informative site with interviews, information on jarana building,
and insight into the son jarocho.
Based in Mexicali, Baja
California, Mexico, Victor Siono is a laudero building such jarocho
instruments such as jaranas of various sizes, requintos (or guitarra
de son), leonas and marimboles (a large version of the Kalimba, or
African Thumb Piano).
pending. Jorge Mijangos is a Ventura, California based maker
of jaranas and guitarras de son. Mijangos makes very high
quality instruments designed to last many many years. He uses
traditional woods and designs, and is an innovator of new stringing
Ricardo Salazar makes very
nice jaranas, guitarras de son, etc,. and his wife makes otstanding
jarana and huitara de son cases in standard and custom sizes. Soon
they will be offering jarana straps made with materials from
Veracruz, Mexico and Cuzco, Peru. Well worth a visit.
maker of strings for latin folk and other instruments is Guadalupe
Custom Strings in El Sereno, CA. They are the one of few
stringmakers in the US who still do custom work suited to a
particular instrument or its player. They are also musicians
themselves, and as such place pride in their products.