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??
The Huasteca is a region in Mexico that spans over the north of Veracruz, the south of Tamaulipas and parts of the states of Hidalgo, Puebla, Queretaro and San Luis Potosí. The Huasteca Potosina is the area within the state of San Luis Potosi, ranging over various municipalities, including Ciudad Valles, Xilitla, Tamazunchale and Taquin. The name Huasteca makes reference to the place where the Huastecos culture developed.
The great cultural diversity of the Huasteca Potosina is preserved until today, formed by important groups of more than 250,000 dwellers speaking náhuatl, tenek and pame. These groups have their origins in the Maya culture of their past and the Mexica of the High Plateau that attempted to conquer them. One of the extraordinary cultural manifestations originated in the Huasteca Potosina is the huasteco or huapango, music that combines violins, guitars and jaranas.
The Huasteca Potosina is part of the Sierra Madre Oriental and is located in the state of San Luis Potosi. It has a rich jungle ecosystem and an exceptional natural beauty with rivers, chasms and waterfalls; perfect scenarios for adventure tourism. The main sites of interest in the Huasteca Potosina are the Tamul Waterfall, the Bridge of God, the Castle of Sir Edward James, Xilitla and the Cave of Swallows. –
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