Fandango, Searching for the White Monkey
Fandango, Searching for the White Monkey weaves together the stories of musicians as they struggle to revive a dying tradition of Veracruz, Mexico. This musical documentary takes us from California’s inner city to the heart of the Veracruz savannah, the cradle of the son Jarocho.
Fandango, featuring rare footage spanning 25 years, is the story of personal transformation and the power of culture. This film features music and interviews of regional musicians Grupo Mono Blanco, Antonio Garcia de Leon, Esteban Utrera, Juana Cobos, Los Cojolites, Unidad Indigena de Santa Rosa Lomalarga, Los Cenzontles and fandangueros in Veracruz and California.