After my recent research into Mexican history, I was looking forward to visiting Southern México. I thought I might hear La Bamba performed and I might meet Afro-Mexicans in Cozumel. As it turned out, I saw folkloric dancers perform the son jorocho song as I hoped, see earlier post here. Two dancers were of Afro-Mexican […]Read more
The Evening Breeze in Cozumel
I’m on my first Mexican vacation in 10 years. The third night we saw a wonderful dance presentation after dinner. The folkloric dancers were fabulous! More next week. Gracias for reading Fake Flamenco! Ole! -Rebecca Thanks For two related posts see: Where are the Afro-Mexicans? Can 44 Dancers Tell 1000 Years of Mexican History in […]Read more
What Mexican Song Do You Know Best?
For the majority of English speakers, I’m guessing the answer may be: Para bailar la Bamba, para bailar la Bamba se necesita un poco de gracia. In order to dance the Bamba…one needs a bit of grace. Ricardo Valenzuela (Ritchie Valens) brought La Bamba into the rock and roll scene of the 1950s. Then Los […]Read more