La Bamba: The Afro-Mexican Story, Sunday Aug. 25

Aug 13, 2013

In this Hip Deep episode, we use music to explore that history as we take a road-trip across the country in search of sonic traces of Afro-Mexico. We visit the state of Veracruz to learn the history of the Afro-Mexican son jarocho sound, made famous by Ritchie Valens' 1958 hit cover of La Bamba, a tradtional jarocho tune. Then, we visit the Costa Chica of Guerrero, where Afro- Mexican communities are fighting for government recognition to help preserve faltering musical traditions. That's coming up on Afropop Worldwide Sunday, August 25 at noon on 90.5 fm.