May 21, 2004, 8:34 PM
Post #2 of 10
Don't forget Augustine Lara, who had a home in Boca del Rio, (south of Veracruz city) now a museum, although that his music is Bolero.
I have been wanting to show up for one of the Huapango festivals, I occasionally swapped email with a guy who had a Huasteca related website, but I have not seen that website in the last year or two. There are some other websites, including one below.
I have a three CD set, Antologia des Son de Mexico, on Corason records, all Huasteca music, not bad, but I prefer the music live. The recordings, like the music, are a bit crude, no orchestra. I don't listen to them much.
I still have not made it to the Huasteca, but it remains on my list. It is a big region, a lot to see. I keep a file of Huasteca info. It is not an area popular for gringos, and I have not been successful in pitching it to my spouse as a destination.
If we lived in Veracruz city, we would take up Danzon for sure. I love the music from Veracruz.
I doubt if we need a new forum for this, this music clearly fits this forum well, since it is regional.