Chapulines presents, with a modern twist, the fusion of different cultures and music, based on the son jarocho (traditional Mexican music genre) along with other Caribbean rhythms such as Punta Garífuna, Cuban son, merengue and Colombian cumbia. You can hear these influences in their own compositions, which they alternate with songs from the traditional repertoire. Each band member brings in their musical roots to spice up the traditional recipe, with flavors of the latest generation. Danceable, acoustic and powerful.
The band was formed in Mexico at the shore of the beautiful lagoon of Bacalar after a musical encounter between singer and Jarana player Beto Robledo Zaragoza (Mexico) and violinist Graciela Zaera Moraña (Spain). Back in Europe, the group was completed with Antoon Kindekens (Belgium) on percussion and Dennis Nicles Cobas (Cuba) on double bass. They have been playing concerts together since late 2019 with Ghent (Belgium) as their home base.
At the end of last year, they released their first EP “Bululú” and played release concerts in Belgium and Mexico during springtime 2022. There they delved further into the son jarocho during a musical residency in Veracruz, México.