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."

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Interview with SHOW JANITZIO and upcoming posts

In this episode of Arriba! Folklorico Music and Dance of Mexico, we will focus with live interviews from a musical group in San Antonio, Texas. On November 17, I had the opportunity to interview the 4 musicians of Mexican music from the group, Show Janitzio.
The interviews will be posted on this blog in 3 parts:

(1) Music and dance from the Revolucion Mexicana de 1910. This interview focuses on the corrido and polka from that era. There will be a couple of songs that the group, Show Janitzio, will play for us live at one of the restaurants at which they play, Estela's, in San Antonio, Texas.

(2) Musica de los trios--el Siglo De Oro de musica romantica mexicana.
This will be a discussion of the "golden age" of the romantic music from the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's that saw the abundance of musical guitar troubadors known as trios, who sang the romantic songs of such composers like Roberto Cantoral, Armando Manzanero, etc. The group even played one original song that they put together in a live environment from Estela's.

(3) The inside look at Show Janitzio.
The third interview is a look at the musical group themselves, Show Janitzio. It starts with their beginnings and lives through their struggles and ends up with their present work at delivering the music that is loved and requested by the Hispanic audiences in Texas and other parts of the country, and their love for this music. It will also describe their struggle to launch their own music as an independent group. This interview will also be posted as a podcast episode of The Struggling Entrepreneur.

These interviews will be posted in the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned.