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Artemio Posades Jiménez Discusses Son Huasteco Music [Behind the Scenes Documentary]
Soaring, florid poetry memorializing the longing, pleasure, and pain of love, delivered in song with equally soaring high falsetto breaks, marks the classic style of the son huasteco, music created by rural people of the northeastern region of Mexico known as La Huasteca. The son huasteco is typically performed by three musicians on violin and huapanguera and jarana guitars. The music has a vigorous and marked rhythmic sound and is often accompanied by social dancing. Watch Artemio Posades Jiménez, lyricist and dancer with Los Camperos de Valles, demonstrate the dance forms associated with son huasteco music. 'El ave de mi soñar: Mexican Sones Huastecos' is available on CD and digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Spotify: Hard-edged violin improvisations, driving guitar rhythms, and soaring falsetto vocal excursions mark the son huasteco, one of Mexico’s most distinctive and celebrated regional styles of music. Raised on the cattle and sugar cane ranches of the Huastecan region of northeastern Mexico, the three men of Los Camperos de Valles, Marcos Hernández Rosales, Gregorio "Goyo" Solano Medrano, and Joel Monroy Martínez, are acclaimed international ambassadors for their music, their region, and their nation. El Ave de mi Soñar (The Bird of My Dreams) fuses age-old Huastecan repertoire, masterful stylings, and original poetry of musician-poet Artemio Posadas to create a deeply traditional, yet highly creative, monument to Mexican music. Los Camperos de Valles Facebook: Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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