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Huasteca - Antologia del Son de Mexico
Genres: World Music, Latin Music
The Single Best Mexican Folk Collection
Marco Antonio Abarca | Colorado | 11/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the early 1970's, seeing that Mexican folk music was beginning to vanish, a group of young Mexico City intellectuals began to travel Mexico's backroads recording the traditional Mexican folk idiom known as the Son. In the 1980's, they formed their own record label known as Corason Records and put out a collection of records known as the Antologia del Son.
In my opinion, the very best records of the Anthology were dedicated to a regional variation of the Son, known as the Son Huasteco or the Huapango. This variation of the Son is played along the Atlantic Coast of Mexico from Tamaulipas in the North to Vera Cruz and Puebla in the South. The Huapango is usually played by a trio consisting of a requinto, huapanguero and a violin. The singing is characterized by a high falsetto.
With the exception of the Sones from Jalisco which became the Mariachi, Mexican Sones are rarely heard in the United States. In my opinion, the Sones from the Huasteca are the most beautiful in Mexico. They combine the high falsetto of the Gypsy Canto Hondo wtih the driving rthyms of Africa to creat something very special. If you have never heard a Huapango or a Son, purchase this album and it will really open your mind to the power of Mexican folk music. The works that make up the entire collection of the Antologia del Son are the best albums in my collection. The highest recommendation."
Superb huasteca music
bibliotecaria | BROWNSVILLE, TX USA | 07/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Huasteca music is found in a cultural region of Mexico made up of at least two provinces. It is the most closely related to Spanish music and is becoming rarer. Luckily, there is a strong movement to preserve this unique form of Mexican folk music and this album is a superb example of authentic renditions both in the vocal and instrumental presentations. Any lover of Mexican folk music will enjoy this album tremendously and want it for his or her collection. There is a second album in this series available on Amazon.com that that I also highly recommend."