Jarana yucateca

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La jarana de Yucatán

The jarana is the typical dance and musical form of the Yucatan Peninsula. There exists two forms of metrics in jarana: "6 por 8" (in musical counts of 6/8) and "3 por 4" (in musical counts of 3/4). The jarana dance is done in pairs that consists of footwork without distinguished steps nor differentiation between women and men. The jarana is performed by a winds band ensemble.

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  • Atlas Cultural de México. Música. México: Grupo Editorial Planeta. 1988. ISBN 968-406-121-8.