Today’s program is a wide mix of Latin music from Europe, South and Central America in honor of Cinco de Mayo, or the Fifth of May, a day of voluntary celebration for Americans of Mexican descent and for people living
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From the Library: Cinco de Mayo

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by Gabrielle Riel on Wednesday, 5 May, 2010

Today’s program is a wide mix of Latin music from Europe, South and Central America in honor of Cinco de Mayo, or the Fifth of May, a day of voluntary celebration for Americans of Mexican descent and for people living in the Mexican state of Puebla. This holiday is somewhat similar to Saint Patrick’s Day in that the day has gained great significance in the United States, yet it does not have the same focus and fervor back in the “homeland”.

Our musical journey for today takes you far beyond Mexico, although you will hear Mexican folk songs and Mariachi music. You will also hear South and Central American folk music, Salsa, contemporary Musica Latina, Latin Fusion, Cuban, Brazilian Jazz and Spanish Classical Music.

Radio Riel produces this program in conjunction with the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the program now at http://music.radioriel.org . Today’s music originates from the music library of Gabrielle Riel.

For more information on the Alexandrian Free Library, current exhibits and the work of Consortium members in general, please visit the Alexandrian Free Library website, or one of their branches in-world.

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