Advertising and Web Hosting on Woodwind.Org!

Woodwind.OrgThe Ethnic ClarinetThe C4 standard

 
  BBoard Equipment Study Resources Music General    
 
 New Topic  |  Go to Top  |  Go to Topic  |  Search  |  Help/Rules  |  Smileys/Notes  |  Log In   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 
 mexican clarinet music...
Author: beavertoof 
Date:   2005-04-14 18:40

Was driving back to work from lunch, since I am working on learning spanish I had the radio set to one of the mexican radio stations here...usually the music is pretty bland stuff, but today they played a really cool tune that I think would be a 'polka', though I don't know if it is called that in mexico...tuba on the bass, wonderful clarinet playing improv fills around the singers vocals.

Wondering if anyone else knows of this style from mexico...is it very popular there?

Reply To Message
 
 Re: mexican clarinet music...
Author: ChrisC 
Date:   2005-04-14 22:21

Other folks who might know more about Latin American music might have more extensive info to offer, but I'm pretty sure I have some idea what you're talking about...

Polka-like music from Mexico falls into the genre known as Norteno, meaning "Norththern," and referring, of course, to said region of Mexico. The polka element is evidently derived from the influence of Czech and Austrian soldiers who arrived during Mexico's brief period of Hapsburg rule. Of course, nowadays all Norteno songs are in Spanish, and the style has been thoroughly assimilated into Mexican culture. I actually hear the music quite a bit in my neighborhood in Chicago; usually it's accordion-oriented (button box stuff, I believe), but I have heard some pretty wild brass band variations as well, which might be on the lines of the music to which you refer.

Reply To Message
 
 Re: mexican clarinet music...
Author: beavertoof 
Date:   2005-04-15 13:36

Thanks for the response...I have heard a bit of the accordian based stuff here, which I like alot, but usually the mexican radio here has more whimpy modern pop stuff with elec. guitar and keyboards... but the tune I heard yesterday which prompted me to post was the first I had heard a mexican brass band...it was really cool.

I shall look for some next time I am at a cd store.

Reply To Message
 Avail. Forums  |  Threaded View   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 


 Avail. Forums  |  Need a Login? Register Here 
 User Login
 User Name:
 Password:
 Remember my login:
   
 Forgot Your Password?
Enter your email address or user name below and a new password will be sent to the email address associated with your profile.
Search Woodwind.Org

Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

The Clarinet Pages
is sponsored by:

For Sale
Put your ads for items you'd like to sell here. Free! Please, no more than two at a time - ads removed after two weeks.

Reeds
Great reeds available from around the world

Events
Major events especially for clarinetists

Music & Books
CDs, Sheet Music, and some of the greatest reference books ever written!

Accessories
Accessories that every clarinetist needs - reed makers and shapers, ligatures, greases, oils, and preservatives ... and more!

Miscellaneous
Services and products too varied to categorize! Repair, recording, news

Service
Instrument repairs, restorations, adjustments, and overhauls.

Instruments
Retailers and manufacturers of clarinets, both modern and early replica

Mouthpieces & Barrels
Fine makers of mouthpieces and barrels, from wood to crystal to hard rubber and plastic

 
     Copyright © Woodwind.Org, Inc. All Rights Reserved    Privacy Policy    Contact charette@woodwind.org