Armas No. 13 — Los cantos por México.
A short survey of Mexican music and its renaissance.
One of the topics we cover quite a bit at Armas is the state of affairs in Mexico, which is a subset of the broader regional context. Both these things are changing quite a bit, and on the U.S. side we’ve been slow to understand it. If you want more on this topic, see Armas No. 2 and Armas No. 5 on the Latin-American strategic context, and these two pieces from Mexico City in summer 2022. In the final passage of that last piece I noted the “thoroughgoing renaissance” of Mexican popular music, with Natalia Lafourcade’s half-hour “Un Canto por México” mini-movie as evidence.
There is a lot more where this came from.
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