Los Utrera, a well-known family of musicians and dancers, is recognized as one of the best Son Jarocho groups in today's traditional music scene. Their repertoire comes mainly from the sones (songs) of southern Veracruz's traditional fandango, a popular musical fiesta celebrated around a dance platform, or tarima.
Distinguished by their traditional interpretation of the jarocha culture, Los Utrera recreate fandangos on stage and in the classroom to the delight of audiences of all ages. Their style, learned from older generations, is based on a unique family tradition that is enriched by both historical research and vibrant improvisation.
As part of the prestigious Midwest World Fest, Los Utrera has shared their culture's music and dance with students in public and private schools and universities, making lasting impressions in a nine-state region of the United States. This mobile festival showcases high-quality, international musical ensembles in public concerts and student workshops during five-week residency tours. Los Utrera has also performed extensively throughout Mexico and the rest of Latin America as well as in Europe. The ensemble has received high acclaim for successfully transporting audiences to another world the world of the rural fandango and creating greater cultural understanding.