Saturday, February 28, 2009

Son Jarocho

The other night I dragged some of my friends out to a bar that they consider frecsa to see musico Son Jarocho, which is a traditional, peasant kind of Mexican Mariachi music. Although the match of this hillbilly style in a classy Spanish Tapas restaurant was a bit odd, the band was very authentic and fun. All the people on stage take turns signing and dancing, especially the women, who stand in front and do a stomping kind of solo dance. It seemed from the crowd there that there is an urban revival of this style among young hipsters, much like the revival in Old-time music that has been going on in Portland and Asheville lately.

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