Chicano and the arts (chs 111)

Category: English

Artists such as Lalo Guerrero, Los Lobos and Carlos Santana, to name a few, all began their music careers playing  Mexican rhythms/music  and eventually incorporated into some of their more mainstream music such as rock and roll. In the case of singer Linda Ronstadt, she started off as a pop/rock singer and experimented with many musical genres such as country, big band and popular opera. However, she eventually transitioned into her Mexican musical roots and recorded various Mexican song genres, that people commonly label  “mariachi music.” Although, they are all part of the American mainstream, why do you believe that often Chicano musicians, often go back to their traditonal Mexican musical heritage as a source of inspiration?

Please be specific in your support going back to the videos related to music on moodle, readings and lecture notes.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOaHLJDEfzo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMy8GzeHBGk

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