Viva Tirado
Jul16

Viva Tirado

Can an African American bandleader’s Mexicanized composition be considered Chicano music? Gerald Wilson is an African American jazz big band trumpeter, soloist, arranger, conductor, and composer whose musical legacy is heavily influenced by Latin music and Mexican culture. Wilson wrote, arranged, recorded, and performed Latin-tinged tunes and bona fide Latin jazz originals, including a couple of clave-driven gems. In particular, he is...

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La Bamba

This entry briefly traces several trajectories of “La Bamba,” the traditional Mexican wedding song from the Veracruz region, in the son jarocho style, which blends Spanish, indigenous, and African musical elements. Anthony Macias UC Riverside This entry briefly traces several trajectories of “La Bamba,” the traditional Mexican wedding song from the Veracruz region, in the son jarocho style, which blends Spanish, indigenous, and...

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