Folk Music – A Primer to Appreciating Mexican Folk Music

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Folk music which emerged in the comingling of the Spanish, Indian, African, and other races features its own unique appeal. This “traditional” folk music is normally considered “regional” music or “musica regional,” given it reflects the area traditions and customs of individuals. Whether it’s a “Maria Chuchena” or “Balaju” in the state of Veracruz, or a “Jarabe Mixteco” from your condition of Chiapas, traditional music is played by instruments native to the location who’s originated in.

“National” music is also a sort of folk music which has visit represent the united states as a whole. For example, the well-known folk song of the “Jarabe Tapatio,” from the condition of Jalisco, is famous worldwide as Mexico’s national dance. “La Bamba” through the condition of Veracruz, and “Las Chiapanecas” from the condition of Chiapas tend to be played as connected the wonder, grace, and culture in the Mexican people.

A different type of Mestizo music is “Period” music. During the Mexican Revolution, mercenaries were hired to lend aid throughout the war and so they introduced polkas across the campfires. These polkas could be heard today in folk music primarily from northern states which border the United States. Other “period” folk songs emerged in the Spanish and French occupations of Mexico.

Learning about the various origins of Mexican folk music can truly enhance one’s listening pleasure. The more that’s discovered it, the simpler it’s to view how Mexican folk music is, in fact, world music.

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