Recipients of the 2015 Mexican Music Award for Best Contemporary Folk Band and a recent Proclamation from the City of New York, Jarana Beat is a world music band that incorporates dance and activism into its performances. With the sounds of Afro-Amerindian Mexico, this band offers a new interpretation that blends the origins of Mexican music with contemporary elements and draws from other cultures in the New York scene that share the same roots. Musical director Sinuhé Padilla Isunza has mined the musical traditions of his native Mexico and other Latin American countries in an ongoing search for a distinct style, resulting in the creating of this musical amalgam that with contagious charm and good vibes, is capable of getting ANY audience on its feet!
The group released debut album ¡Echapalante!, which means “go forth” in Spanish, in 2011.
They are ON FIRE right now, and this concert, specially prepared for their first time at Joe's Pub, will present some of the new material to be released on their upcoming album, due out early 2016.
"Mexico-via-New York combo Jarana Beat weaves intricate rhythms and delicate plucks with rich, yearning vocals to gorgeous and surprisingly jolly effect. The 11-strong outfit includes dancers, who use their stomps and taps as percussion, and you’ll hear Native American, Gypsy and Afro-Mexican motifs in their music. Great stuff.” – Critic’s Pick, Time Out New York