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Thread #39590 Message #1028534
Posted By: mack/misophist
03-Oct-03 - 12:43 AM
Thread Name: Mexican Music - German Origins?
Subject: RE: Mexican Music - German Origins?
!. I once knew a man from Lukenbach, Texas; a Cajun who grew up speaking French and German but didn't learn English until he had to learn it to go to college.
2. Half the major breweries in Latin America were founded by Germans. I believe even San Miguel had some Germans involved.
3. In the 50's there were still a number of towns where the majority spoke German...... or Czech.
4. When I was in college in the early 60's the only music on the radio on Sunday was the Czech Polka Hour - 3 solid hours with no English other than the station ID.
Given all this, it would be suprizing if the influence didn't extend a few hundred miles farther south.