Although most people think of the upbeat music commonly played at quinceras and in restaurants, Mexican music has evolved in order to incorporate modern technology as well as flavors from other cultures, making an interesting combination of traditional and modern music.
The Mariachi Tradition
Mariachi music has gotten a bad rap because it seems provincial compared to other music, especially considering its origins in the small towns of Mexico and that it never really adapted stationary instruments such as the piano or drum sets, depending instead on guitars, accordions, and castanets. Nonetheless, traditional Mexican music continues into the present specifically because it allows people to slip back to a time when life was simpler and the pace was less frenetic. The mariachi has remained relevant and seems that it will always remain a vital part of Mexican culture.
The Modern Mix of Mexican Music
Mexican music has always done well with portable music, and modern technology has encouraged that tradition. A DJ can set up, lay down some beats, and pick up quickly and head off to another gig at another location easily. Borrowing from the hip hop culture from the North and mixing in stylings based off rhythms from the South, the Latino beat culture has become just as much a fixture as the mariachi before it. Offering a link instead of from the past but the future, DJs offer youth a chance to rebel and do their own thing in their own style, and offering an option to the more traditional Mexican music.
Listen to Mexican Music Online
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