Why is Mexican music filled with polkas and waltzes and accordions? It’s about immigration, according to Felix Contreras of NPR’s Alt.Latino and Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records on Morning Edition:
PREVIOUSLY ON FLACO JIMENEZ:
- Flaco Jimenez, Ry Cooder: That’s the way the girls are from Texas! (music video)
- Flaco Jimenez vs Los Gabachos: ‘El Mojado Sin Licencia’ (music video)
- NPR Audio: Flaco Jiménez and the Legacy of Conjunto
Flaco photo courtesy Texas Lutheran University. Gracias.