Latin is vague anyway, but I used it because I was young. I am part Puerto
Rican and my childhood best freind was Argentinian so I was not aware enough
at that age to really know what style it was.
But, yes I agree with the problem of "Latin" being used as a blanket term.
I have this problem w/ alot of these types of labels. At Borders books,
which has a notable "Jazz" section, they have K & D under "pop"?? huh....or
in the "world music" section the have a label called "Mexican" ok, there's
Los Tigeres Del Norte mixed with Elvis Crespo?! Will the evils of Labeling
ever go away!
>From: "Dr. Axel Barcelo Aspeitia" <email@example.com>
>To: "Joni ." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>CC: Triplusion@aol.com, email@example.com
>Subject: Latin? Was: re: music for babies (teens of course :))
>Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 16:12:21 -0600 (CST)
>On Tue, 6 Mar 2001, Joni . wrote:
> > What CAN be said is that all of our journeys have lead to this place -
> > AJ list. (pretty neat =]) My path was, in sorta chronological order:
> > Latin, Opera, Pink Floyd (need special mentiion), Psychadelic/ 60's
> > Latin House/House, Jazz, Grateful Dead, Acid-Jazz.....
>Is it just me, or there is something definitely odd in the use of *Latin*
>as a musical adjective? Somehow, it seems to end up including only
>afro-caribbean rhythms (but still not include Reggae, Calypso or the like
>somehow). When i was living in the USA, I could find Luis Miguel and
>Mariachi music in the Latin section, as well as Salsa and Banda. However,
>specially in this list, when I hear someone talk about latin elements in
>some style, it always means salsa/son, merengue, etc. elements. Except for
>Calexico and some Mexican bands, I see no influence of Mariachi --for
>example-- on whatever-sort-of-music-we-discuss-in-this-list, much the less
>son jarocho or tango.
>. . . or, again, is it just me who finds this odd?
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