MUSIC OF MEXICO

Wind bands in Mexico have been an artistic expression and their scores are part of the country's evolution. Although their antecedents can be found in the practices of pre-Hispanic peoples, their melodies as they are known date back to the time when the mendicant friars used them to initiate the natives into the Christian religion.

Witness of the Mexican Independence and Revolution deeds, considered a symbol of the national identity, the séptima or seven-string guitar succumbed in the middle of the 20th century, before the commercial interests of the great musical houses that privileged the six-string guitar.

Although there is a great fandango tradition in Mexico, with diverse expressions such as the fandango from Veracruz, the fandango from Isthmus, the fandango of Artesa, the fandango of Tixtla, the fandango of the Sierra Norte de Puebla, the huasteco huapango, and the p'urhépecha phandánguita, among many others, it is a phenomenon that, with certain...

María Joaquina de la Portilla Torres, better known as María Grever, is one of the most relevant Mexican composers of popular song in the country. According to Grever Music Publishing, the author composed around 1,000 songs and among her most emblematic pieces stand out Júrame, Presentimiento, Cuando vuelva a tu lado or Tipi tipi tin, this last...

Before the pandemic, dozens of Los Angeles musicians gathered at Mariachi Plaza, the meeting place of the Latin quarter Boyle Heights and the emblem for the "Chicanos" of the Californian city that for decades has served as a bridge between Mexico and the United States