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Church Bells in Tochimilco, Mexico: An Old Feud

Posted by D on February 10, 2012, 1:46 pm, in reply to "Re: LM Church Music"

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Church Bells in Tochimilco, Mexico: An Old Feud

"every full hour the large loudspeakers mounted on Tochimilco's town hall
broadcast secular tunes such as the canción mixteca, a song on the
emigrants' plight. The chiming and broadcasting go on through the night.
I found myself waking up at three in the morning to the sound of “Mexicans,
at the Cry of War,” the stirring national anthem. The government makes an
audible point that it has the right to keep its citizens apprised of
important civic events and the time, and does not yield this to the Church.
In some ways this is part of the long-standing rivalry between the
secular and religious power dating back to at least the colonial times of
New Spain, as Mexico was then known (1521–1821).

Found this using a Google search with the query
Mexico churches with loudspeakers,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=a7f817f2a425b609&biw=1213&bih=548

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