From the Library: Cinco de Mayo

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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