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A generation's new take on an old Mexican musical genre

Sistema Bomb

Wendy Marroquin

Sistema Bomb's first album Electro-Jarocho earned a 2013 Grammy nomination for Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album

You might be familiar with the 1958 Ritchie Valens song, "La Bamba." But, what you might not know is the song comes from an old Mexican musical genre, the Son Jarocho.

A new generation of musicians is now transforming it. The California Report's Julie Caine paid a visit to one of them in his studio in San Francisco.


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