Mario Barradas and Son Jarocho : the journey of a Mexican regional music /

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University of Texas Press,, Austin, United States, p.1 online resource (201 pages) (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00929383, (OCoLC)fst00951648, (OCoLC)fst00972484, (OCoLC)fst01019132, Américains d'origine mexicaine, Biographies., Biography., bisacsh, fast, Folk music, Folk music., General., Harpistes, Harpists, Harpists., History and criticism., Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.), Mexican Americans, Mexico, Mexique, Music, Music., Musique, Social Science


"Son Jarocho is a vibrant music and dance tradition (fandango) from the Sotavento region of Mexico, which includes parts of Veracruz, Tabasco, Oaxaca, and Chiapas. It reflects the musical influences of Spanish, Indigenous, and African traditions that have continued to evolve over time in Mexico as well as in the US, where bands such as Los Lobos and Cafe Tacuba have drawn from the Son Jarocho sound and popularized it to a wider audience. Yolanda Broyles-González works with Francisco González, one of the founding members of Los Lobos and a string musician specializing in Jarocho music, and Dr. Rafael Figueroa Hernández, a music scholar from the Universidad Veracruzana. They consider the Jarocho harpist Mario Barradas (1926-2018), whose style influenced musicians in Mexico and the US. By focusing on his life and music, the writers are able to consider how Son Jarocho has traveled from the Veracruz countryside to Mexico City, and further on to Mexican American communities in the US, who have embraced the music as communal identity"--Mario Barradas's life in music / Mario Barradas -- Musical reflections on Mario Barradas and Son Jarocho / Francisco González -- Son Jarocho's indigenous expressivity across geographies / Yolanda Broyles-González -- Mario Barradas and Mexican cinema / Rafael Figueroa Hernández -- Mario Barradas discography / Rafael Figueroa Hernández.Includes bibliographical references and index.Print version record.