danza de la mente

an exploration of Latin America through food, film, music and literature

Jair Alcalá is from Guadalupe, Nuevo León Mexico. He’s an accordionist, pianist, singer, composer, arranger and producer in Reggae, Pop, Rock, Tejano and Regional Mexicano. He’s especially known, and has won many awards, for his ability as an accordion player. From what I understand, the accordion came to Northern Mexico by way of Germanic cultures. (We …

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Narco Cultura is a documentary about narcocorrido. Narcocorrido is a sub-genre of norteño-corrido which is a mix of the music that is typical in northern Mexico based on polka and  ballads. Narcocorrido has all the upbeat, festive sounds of polka, but the lyrics are ballads (corridos) about narcotic traffickers. The music is very popular on …

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