This blog will delve into the cultural and entertainment aspects of folklorico music and dance of Mexico. It also will host the show notes to the podcast titled "Arriba! Folkorico music and dance of Mexico."

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Exposure at the Podcast and New Media Expo

In this episode of Arriba! Folklorico Music and Dance of Mexico, we share some reflections of the Podcast and New Media Expo in Ontario, California.
On September 28, 29 and 30 of this year, we attended the Podcast and New Media Expo. The podcast was well represented, and many of the pundits and authors and podcasters who attended this event kept asking about this podcast and how it was going.
Special thanks to Tee Morris.
Tee is one of the co-authors of the book and the companion podcast called Podcasting for Dummies. He was kind enough to mention our podcast at his elective session in the 2006 conference.
We especially had a good mention during Dave Jackson's podcast episode 107 and 108 of the School of Podcasting's Morning Announcements. It seems that Dave was my guest for a dinner at the Cielito Lindo Restaurant, which is owned by Jose Hernandez, the singer, musician, author, educator, composer, artist and director of the Mariachi Sol de Mexico. In his podcast episodes, Dave mentions what a "phenomenal" experience it was, as he had a great time, and because it was his first time to see a live mariachi group perform (they had nine members that evening, including Jose Hernandez), it was an experience never to be forgotten.
By the way, you may remember that we interviewed Jose Hernandez in episode 02 of this podcast in September of 2006.

We also provided an introduction (a "bumper") about this podcast series of Folklorico Music and Dance for an August episode of the podcast series about the Podcast and New Media Expo called The Podcast Brothers.

As far as our planned episode, we were originally scheduled to have an interview with Juan Carlos of the trio Show Janitizio, the Troubadors, on 27 October 2007. However, due to illness with the trio, we would have to postpone it to a later time. We did plan to provide 2 themes for two separate episodes:
(1) the era of the Trios Romanticos of the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's--to include the music of the famous composers like Roberto Cantoral and Armando Manzanero, etc.
(2) The era of the Revolucion Mexicana of 1910--especially with the history and selection of live music that would be played by Show Janitizio of the famous corridos de la Revolucion.

Thus, we hope to have the time in November to capture the interview with this trio and deliver to you the lively corridos de la Revolucion, as well as the romantic ballads of the era of the trios romanticos mexicanos.

We thank you for your paitience.