Music of Guerrero

Music of Guerrero Mexico


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The music of Guerrero Mexico, the northern part where the Emiliano Zapatista revolutionaries used to hide out .

The Amazing Music of Guerrero México

These are significant trends in the amazing music of Guerrero México

mexican folk music

Los Hilgueros; mexican village musicians

has its own traditional “son” tradition, known as “Son Guerrerense,” which has a violin lead, with guitar and percussion for the rhythm section. The son music from Tierra Caliente is very closely related to this. “Gustos” are another very popular song form here, and these are played at half-tempo (in relation to the sones). Violinist Juan Reynoso is a renowned interpreter of the music from this region.
Many musical bands sound comes from Norteño music by way ofMichoacan, yet also the rich folk music tradition of this backcountry mountaneous state informs original compositions (ex. Modesta Ayala). The Jaripeo is a most powerful influence on Guerrero banda music today. Jaripeos are the popular local musical bullriding events featuring young bullriders, a 12+ piece brass band, cattle hands, rodeo announcer, dancing, clowns, families, kids, village officials, and drunks. Top Bandas in northern Guerrero are Autoridad de la Sierra, La Banda Dominguera, Los Indomables. Typical professional village bands would be Santa Cecilia (Axixintla) and La Rancherita (Tecalpulco)
In every town and city in Guerrero, musicians play for money. An old blind fiddler led by a grandson, or a trio with two guitars and an accordion. The music coming up from the rocky valleys of mineral Guerrero deriving from Spanish ballads with a heavy frontier admixture. Still today rural musiscans gather for all-night stylized musical jam sessions of “bolas” and “corridos”. These are both folk verse renditions of traditional vocal and guitar expressions. The musical trios that proliferate in the streets and popular markets of Guerrero perform songs of venerable composition.
“With both western and prehispanic musical heritage, emerges a sonorous phenomenon transcendental for America. This had and has a significance of great importance for the development of the villages. With the ferocious and pitiless conquest, takes place a combination of rape by force and home invasion generating new structures. In the case of band music, a group of instruments or a combination of metals, percussions, woods…” [1]
“One of the most extended genres of America and especially in Mexico is the corrido; whats more it is the county where its diffusion reaches surprising ranges…” “In Guerrero and particularly in the zone of Zapatista influence[2] Michoacan, Morelos, State of Mexico, Puebla, Oaxaca, the corrido reaches creative dimensions without comparison in the mexican popular lyric. Work that is awaiting the specialists.”

The traditional trio songs (guitar, trumpet, violin, two voices) that perform
the classic songs of the countryside, some compositions go back to the golden
period of the 1930’s the years of the immortal Taxco composer, Raful Krayem.

The big band sound that played at the popular jaripeo bullriding fiestas;
this music is derived from 19th Century polka band influences that sifted
through the red-hot Mexican culture and joined with the traditional band music
played at Mexican Saints Days fiestas, civic parades, weddings, 15-year parties,
popular music performed by colorful dance troupes at community celebrations.

What marks apart modern music of Guerrero is its striking originality
and relative independence from influences of mass-media music.

Guerrero is still a wild and rugged place and the vitality of the musical
product of this region demonstrates that these people have not been tamed.

real natural music coming out of the country.

The big bands play songs of romantic love in a variety of outrageous poses.
Talking to one’s ex-love in a bottle is one theme; frontier valor is another.

Trios perform the folk songs of forever such as Modesta Ayala. Composition
is of classical structure, the poetic and musical themes are expertly integrated.
The songs are never one-dimensional; inevitably, they turn on ironic suggestion.

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English Language Edition Music of Guerrero

Raful Krayem

Edicion Español Musica de Guerrero



The most Beautiful Mexican Traditional Abalone Jewelry.
Mexican Abalone Jewelry is a classic fashion jewelry product created in the villages of Taxco de Alarcón, Guerrero, México. This is the jewelry that took over the fashion world in the nineteen-seventies and nineteen-eighties. 

Cuerdas de Taxco, from the steep stone paved streets

You will find an English-language translation just below:

“Cuerdas de Taxco” (Chords of Taxco) es un trio en el estilo clasico
de composicion folclorica. Los musicos son amigos viejos, nuestros vecinos,
quienes se conocen y han tocado musica juntos por mas de 50 años.

Ellos tocan sus propias composiciones y tambien tocan musica
del famoso Raful Krayem’s (1909-1939) “Taxco de Mis Amores”,
“El Jumilero”, Muñequita Mia”, Camioncito Flecha Roja”,
y “Adios Mi Juventud”, Te Vi Juguetear (Con Las Olas Del Mar),
El que Carga El Morral, y otros

Estas son composiciones exquisitas con mucha poesia
combinadas con ritmo y melodia. Esta musica esta hecha
con dos guitarras, dos voces,
%u2026 en algunas canciones, un violin y en algunas otras una trompeta.

“Cuerdas de Taxco” (Chords of Taxco) is a local musical trio
in the classical style of folk composition.
They have known each other since childhood
and have been playing music together for more than 50 years,
performing their own compositions as well as traditional music
of Taxco’s own Raful Krayem’s unforgettable
“Taxco de Mis Amores”, “El Jumilero”,
Muñequita Mia”, Camioncito Flecha Roja”,
and “Adios Mi Juventud”, “Corazon Cobarde”
“Te Vi Juguetear (Con Las Olas del Mar)”,

(Taxco of My Loves), (The Jumil Bug) (My Little Doll), (Little Red Autobus),
Goodbye My Youth), (I Saw You Playing With the Waves of the Sea),
El Que Carga El Morral (He Who Carries the Sack)

These are exquisite compositions with ever apt ironic poetry
combined with perfected rythmic and melodic arrangements.

This lovely music features two guitars, two voices,
in some songs, a violin, in some songs, a trumpet…

The real natural music coming out of the country.
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