Jorge Mijangos (he/him) learned his first guitar chords and started singing at festivals and on live radio programs in his native Chiapas, Mexico, at age 5. He began performing professionally at 17, participating in various local groups as a vocalist and guitarist and learning new instruments. He has performed with a wide range of groups in Chiapas, Mexico City, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, playing salsa, nueva canción and son jarocho. In 1997 Jorge was invited to come to the U.S. to play with Mexican folk group Quetzalcoatl. He lives in Ventura, CA. with his wife and son. In addition to playing the jarana, Mijangos is a professional luthier, specializing in the construction of jarocho instruments. Mr. Mijangos currently plays and tours all over the world with the band Las Cafeteras from East Los Angeles.