Mexican music – Rhinegold Publishing

Mexican music


Viva Mexico! The land of sun, turquoise waters and beach resorts. You’ve seen the mariachi musicians with their huge hats, tight jackets and trousers with silver buttons. You’ve heard the brilliant trumpets and the soaring violins. You think of dry mountain landscapes and tall spiky cactuses. But what of P’urhépecha music? Of gentle duet singing, flowing string ensembles and rousing brass bands? In the state of Michoacán, nestled in the green, wooded mountains and on little islands on Lake Pátzcuaro, thousands of P’urhépecha musicians play sones, abajeños and pirekuas for religious fiestas, for birthdays, for festivals and for their sweethearts.

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