Cañada College MUS 240 Music of the Americas


Clickable map of Mexico that shows states and cities


Regional association:   Jalisco

A brief essay on mariachi by Daniel Sheehy.


Lyrics to many Mariachi songs may be found here:


A very international, inter-ethnic and, by the way, all female maricahi:  Mariachi Divas ; their website has several interesting artist bios.

Conjunto Jarocho

Regional association:   Veracruz

Brief samples of jarocho music from an excellent CD can be found at the Smithsonian Folkways website, along with the complete lyrics and translations (.pdf file).


The Smithsonian Institution’s website on corridos is excellent:

Other websites on Mexican music

Some notes with sound examples on Norteña, Trova Yucateca, and the marimba in Latin America


David Meckler

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