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Thread #39590   Message #562519
Posted By: GUEST,Doc Rock
01-Oct-01 - 10:29 AM
Thread Name: Mexican Music - German Origins?
Subject: RE: Mexican Music - German Origins?
A lot of Germans settled in the vicinity of Austin in the 1840s, and there are a lot of towns in that region with German names. I think that German is still spoken in some areas. I would assume that Mexican/Tejanos traditionally provided a lot of the labor for German farmers, hence the occasion for cultural influences. I also believe that is the area where Flaco Jiminez (and his father who was a legenday accordionist) is from. Based on my limited exposure to Mexican music, it seems as though there is more of a polka influence on Tex-Mex music than in Mexico.