Monday, 13 October 2014

Music in the Morning No. 407 - Raziel Mérida

 

Oh, you’ll enjoy this!

This morning we go back almost 98 years to the Mexican revolution.  Wikipedia has this to say,

"Jesusita en Chihuahua” is a Mexican polka which was written by Quirino Mendoza y Cortés while he was serving as a Lt. Colonel in the Mexican Revolution and directing the military band in Puebla.  Its premiere was held on Christmas Day 1916 and it has since been covered by a multitude of artists, under a variety of names. The composition became a trademark of the Mexican Revolution and was Pancho Villa's favorite musical piece to have his bands play during combat.  The piece centers around soldaderas; women who accompanied the revolutionaries, tending to their needs and on occasion even taking up arms to participate in combat.

"Jesusita en Chihuahua" came to be known by some as the "J.C. Polka" for short and overtime this developed into the "Jesse Polka" (or the "Jessie Polka").

Jesusita en Chihuahua                                                        Raziel Mérida

 

Told you! Brill? Eh?

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