A dancer and a musician, this couple has been a part of the history of Mexican traditional musics in the LA area for more than half a century! We interview them in a double episode.
SUMMARY OF RESEARCH SOURCES
The great majority of sources about twentieth-century Mexican music in Los Angeles are in English. In order not to present two very different-sized bibliographies, we have combined them here into a single document.
Mariachi & Son jarocho in LA & at UCLA
Alexandro Hernández, “The Son Jarocho and Fandango Amidst Struggle and Social Movements:Migratory Transformation and Reinterpretation of the Son Jarocho in La Nueva España, México, and the United States. “ PhD Dissertation, UCLA. 2014
Loza, Steven. Barrio Rhythm: Mexican American Music in Los Angeles. Vol. 517. University of Illinois Press, 1993.
----------------- "From Veracruz to Los Angeles: The Reinterpretation of the" Son Jarocho"." Latin American Music Review/Revista de Música Latinoamericana 13.2 (1992): 179-194.
A great deal has been written (and debated) around this theme; even a representative bibliography is not within the scope of this document. We offer here just a couple of classic sources, in which the idea of Mexican national identity as a “mixture” was developed.
José Vasconcelos. La Raza Cósmica. Misión de la raza iberoamericana. Notas de viajes a la América del Sur. (1925) Madrid, Spain : Aguilar, 1966.
Cosmic race: a bilingual edition. Translated and annotated by Didier T. Jaén
Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997
Octavio Paz. t
El laberinto de la soledad. (1950) ed. por Anthony Stanton. Manchester University Press/ Palgrave, 2008.
The labyrinth of solitude: life and thought in Mexico, by Octavio Paz. Translated by Lysander Kemp. New York : Grove Press, 1961.