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Lecture by composer, musicologist and producer Annette Fradera

  • Mexican Cultural Institute 2829 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

As part of its 2018 Music Series,La Música de México, the Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to present a talk on the history of the Mexico-US border music and its influence on the Mexican Huasteca region, by composer, musicologist and producer, Annette Fradera.

Fradera will talk about the independent radio stations in the Valley of Texas, their abrupt disappearance in the 80s, and how this fact affected the Mexican traditional music scene both in the Valley of Texas and in Mexico. She will also talk about the consumption of traditional Mexican music in the US through the interpretations of American musicians, creating a new aesthetic, including current and inevitable stereotypes about Mexican music. Ms. Fradera will also share her experience on music production work in films like Like Water for Chocolate and Mariachi Gringo.