Los Cojolites are a band of modern soneros from Veracruz, Mexico. Founded in 1997 as a workshop in regional dance, poetry, and the music known as son jarocho, they eventually gelled into a recording unit.
Their music continues a four-century tradition. Son jarocho melds three influences into its music: Spanish (European), African, and indigenous Indian. The group's first album, El Conejo, appeared in 2001. Through relentless touring in Mexico, Europe, and the United States, they developed an international following and performed at numerous festivals and at the Kenny Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. They also placed a track in the film Frida (a cinematic adaptation of the biography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo). After several independently released recordings, they signed with Round Whirled Records and issued No Tiene Fin in Mexico in 2008 and worldwide in 2010 and Sembrando Flores in 2012. The latter album was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) category. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi