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Museo de la Canción Yucateca (Museum of the Yucatecan Song)

Located on Calle 57 near Calle 50, the Museo de la Canción Yucateca is one of the great places to visit in Mérida – and fundamentally important as an archive for researching music for The Mapmaker’s Opera! The museum was founded on November 5, 1978, at the initiative of Mrs. Rosario Caceres Baqueiro Chamomile, granddaughter …

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An Introduction To Flamenco Percussion

I thought I would do a quick post on the basics of Flamenco Percussion, as percussion in The Stranger from Seville (adapted from the novel, The Mapmaker’s Opera, by Béa Gonzalez) is an integral element to the sound world we create in the Musical. Contextually, we make use of the flamenco sound world especially in …

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Great Trova Yucateca Musicians #1

I am learning, and writing, about great Trova Yucateca musicians in this next series of posts whilst we are in preparation to record the 10th audio demo for The Mapmaker’s Opera, adapted from the novel by Béa Gonzalez. I’ve gone back to the rich vein of Mexican music that comes from the Yucatán peninsula, as …

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A People’s History of the Mexican Revolution, La Revolución Mexicana

This video, a production of Somos Raza youth magazine from 20 November 2012, was produced to ostensibly mark the occasion of the centenary of the start of the Mexican Revolution. Camera and audiovisual production by Laura Moreno, Harry Simón Salazar, and Leyla Torres. Post-production and editing by Harry Simón Salazar. Original music by Laura Moreno.