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Agustín LaraA Cultural Biography$
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Andrew Grant Wood

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199892457

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892457.001.0001

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Music and Mexican Modernity

Music and Mexican Modernity

(p.3) 1 Music and Mexican Modernity
Agustín Lara

Andrew G. Wood

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the historical geography of turn-of-the-twentieth-century Mexico City as well as some of the major social and cultural influences taking shape at that time. It includes a brief history of the Cuban danzón and bolero and how they were taken up and adapted by Mexican musicians. It also discusses the influence of the modernista poets in Mexico around the turn of the century, and the ensuing popular craze for romantic poetry during the Revolution.

Keywords:   Mexico City, Cuban danzón, bolero, Mexican musicians, modernista poets, romantic poetry, Revolution

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