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Thread #39590 Message #562111
Posted By: RWilhelm
30-Sep-01 - 06:47 PM
Thread Name: Mexican Music - German Origins?
Subject: RE: Mexican Music - German Origins?
There was an interesting documentary on PBS called "Accordian Dreams" about the origin and development of Conjunto music (aka TexMex). At the end of the 19th Century Mexican-American communities were influenced by German immigrants in Southern Texas. As a result, the button accordion as well as polkas and waltzes became part of their music. I don't know how far into Mexico the influence went but it is definitely true in border music.