MORE ABOUT LA TUZA
La Tuza is a dynamic acoustic trio that performs Mexican roots music. Our repertoire includes pieces from African-influenced son jarocho of southern Veracruz, the swinging son calentano of the Mexican Hotlands, and the fiery son huasteco of central Mexico. The diverse instrumentation of La Tuza includes jarana jarocha, jarana huasteca (both small guitar-like instruments native to Mexico) plus guitar, requinto, violin, cajon, pandero, and the quijada (donkey jawbone!). Interestingly, son is now also played in urban centers and performed in places far from its native region (such as Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and now Boston!) As far as we know, we are the only band of our kind in New England and one of only a few on the East Coast.