Bursting onto the Latin music scene with extraordinary momentum, Jarabe Mexicano is committed to honoring the past while embracing the future. True to their name, the group performs a mixture of traditional as well as popular genres. Their renditions of classic Rancheras, Huapangos, Sones, and Boleros fill their listeners with romantic nostalgia while their dynamic arrangements of Cumbia, Reggae, and Rock & Roll hits bring people to their feet.
The irresistible synergy between lead vocalist Gustavo Alcoser, Mario Eguía on requinto, Kevin Lomes on vihuela, Alejandro Tapia on percussion and guitar, and bassist Oskar Beckmann attracts wide audiences. As trained educators, Jarabe Mexicano has also established strong ties to local community organizations including the City Heights Music School, the Road Scholar Senior Education program, and other arts programs throughout San Diego.
Having recently returned from a month-long summer tour of the Southwest, the ensemble will embark on a tour of Baja California Sur as bicultural ambassadors in late October – a project endorsed by the U.S. Consulate in Mexico and the U.S. State Department. The group will also conduct future artist residencies at the Guadalupe School of Salt Lake City, the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, and the Latino Arts String Program (LASP) of Milwaukee.