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Thread #39590   Message #1619423
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
03-Dec-05 - 03:26 PM
Thread Name: Mexican Music - German Origins?
Subject: RE: Mexican Music - German Origins?
Perhaps that Commandant will operate under the commandment to carry a mic?

15 to 20 years ago I heard a radio program (probably NPR) on this subject of the German influence in Mexican music. The strongest early German influence on Mexico was the ill-fated reign of Maximilian and Carlotta, at the time of Lincoln. I was interested enough to go find a book on Maximilian (The Cactus and the Crown by Catherine Gavin, long out of print, but interesting).

Pretty interesting stuff.