Posted by Carol Lopez on February 7, 2010, 1:22 pm, in reply to "Re: report?"
I went to the Gringo Day afternoon event at the casino with a group of 3 others; we left after about an hour and a half, because none of us could tolerate the volume of the music and constant MC patter. Also, no-one was dancing, and I was there to dance! I finally asked when the group of Mariachi's who were in the casino were going to be featured. The MC said they have to be paid to play...I know that is how it is in the streets, and gladly pay to hear the more traditional music...however, I remember about 3 years ago, they were a part of the actual program in the casino. Lately, I think they are expected to play in a corner, competing with the extremely loud amplified rap, etc. |
So I have some questions:
Was there any dancing that happened, and maybe I missed it by leaving early?
Does anyone else remember the drag queen show, and a traditional group performing at Gringo Day? This would have been 3 years ago, I think.
Do the Gringos, who sponsor the event financially, have any input re the program? If so, please consider my suggestion to have a more balanced program. Mexico has a history of colorful and varied music - it seems to have been pushed aside for the current craze for LOUD!
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