Regional Mexican Music

Cinco de Mayo is best compared to America's holiday of the seventh of December, otherwise known as Pearl Harbor Day in that it commemorates a famous battle. The wide repertoire includes songs from different regions, jarabes, minuets, polkas, valonas, schottisches, waltzes and serenades, in addition to corridos (typical Mexican ballads narrating stories of battles, outstanding deeds and love affairs) and traditional songs depicting rural life.
As the staff of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday prepares to head to Mexico to cover the country's upcoming presidential elections, it seemed only fitting that Alt.Latino prepare a short round up that explores the vast sonic landscape of contemporary Mexican music.



America's liberal class and MSMers are abuzz right now over Narco Cultura, a documentary about Mexico's horrific drug war and the musical movement that has risen around it These libs (and more than a few conservatives) are telling each other and the two Mexicans they know about how Mexican music nowadays glorifies the drug trade, how artists will write songs for narcos on commission, how musicians go on stage with AK-47s, bulletproof vests, and bazookas, how those songs revel in being as gory as possible-and how terrible all of this is.
Mexico is one of the world's first great international nations, balancing numerous cultural traditions under the Aztec Empire, then serving as the center of global trade under the Spanish Empire, and remaining one of the most populous and influential nations in the world today.
The term Mariachi” comes from two of the many native languages of Mexico, the Nahuatl (used mostly by the ancient Aztecs ), and the Coca (a language known to be used by many independent Música Mayan tribes ). It was initially used to refer to a dance performed by a group of dancers on a wooden platform and it was an equivalent to the Spanish term Fandango”.

An exciting concert of traditional and popular Mexican musics and dance. There are many more musical genres in Mexico, but the American media will never touch them because it doesn't serve the American psyche's expectations of seeing Mexican society as fundamentally depraved.
In today's episode, explore the music from her lifetime, featuring traditional Mexican and South American melodies, and works from twentieth century Mexican composers. People in Mexico either love banda or they hate it. It's kind of like how country music in the United States is perceived by city folk.

Throughout Mexico's history, ranchera music has changed and adapted as the culture and values of the country evolved, giving the music a constant theme, but with an ever-changing identity and purpose. With its ability to provoke certain emotions, music has been a platform for the Mexican people to tell their story, raise awareness, or provoke change.
Latin fiesta party music sets a great tone for your Mexican theme party. Subscription TV services are full of workout videos appropriate for all fitness levels and interests, which is one of the reasons working out at home is becoming such a popular option for people looking to include fitness into an already busy day.

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