Today’s Chido music section features traditional Mariachi music. ARTIST: Mariachi Band “Sol de Mexico”(Sun of Mexico)
SONG: King of the Huasteca
If you’ve never listened to Mariachi music before, I’m sure you’ll fall in love with it. Mariachi music is amazing! It’s got so many incorporated elements that are reminiscent & that rival those of Opera, classical music, and choral music.
Brief overview: The song is about a traveling musician who adores his violin and is very happy playing for others, because he is passionate about music. He has met his love, she wants him to give up such a life. He accepts and this is his song of sorrow.
LYRICS TRANSLATION(Here’s a little of the beginning) On a sorrowful night under the Huastecan moon, I swore to leave behind my violin and beatutiful land. Today I will tell you the reason so you can all know it well. I leave all that i hold dear to follow a lady. Violin, violin I want to cradle you in my arms so that you can feel how my soul that is torn apart. Please forgive me,but I will leave you behind and erase you forevermore from my mind. They say that I am King(music wise) of the Huasteca Region, it’s what is told on the streets. They hear this violin amongst mouintans & valleys. I hope you can forgive me, and that you will comprehend. You see this time when I play, it will be the last.
WHAT IS THE HUASTECA??