La Jarana is a dance well known throughout Mexico, characteristic and easy to recognize for the loud but melodious music that makes you vibrate and even dance to more than one. It is a typical dance at popular parties throughout the Yucatan Peninsula. The term Jarana can be defined as "Fuss" and it is something that characterizes this type of dance because it relates to the joy and uproar with which it is performed.

The jarana is a sample of the artistic miscegenation, the jarana attracts and conquers; either for the cadence and elegance of their steps, for the joy of the music, or for the solemn attitude of the dancers who zap and vibrate the stages.

The music, loud and loud, is generally in charge of an orchestra made up of two clarinets, two trumpets, two trombones, a güiro and timbales.

Derived from ancient regional sounds, music is also a peculiar mixture of European songs and rhythms with millenary expressions of the musical soul of the Mayan people.

Although there is no rule in the dress to dance jarana, women generally wear the typical Yucatecan hipil or, better yet, the gala dress . They wear white shoes and are wrapped in an overflowing Santa Maria.

By tradition, men should also wear mestizos, with denim pants and silk or linen guayabera, both white. On the head they wear a knitted hat, in their pockets a red paliacate and they wear Yucatecan espadrilles or heel sandals.

Some of the most representative dances are "El torito", a beautiful jarana that is presented at the end of the cows and the dance of European-born films. Another dance that stands out is "La cabeza del cochino".

The City Council of Mérida performs excellent dance shows throughout the year at various outdoor shows, but it is advisable to go to a traditional dairy, where the performance of these dances is much more authentic than spectacular.

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