The Musical Traditions of Guerrero, Mexico

The state of Guerrero, Mexico, in which Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is located, is called “una cajita” – a “little box” full of rich history, culture and ethnic diversity. There are a variety of different races and ethnic groups living in the state with cultural and linguistic expressions that have given the area a very special image. There are approximately 600,000 indigenous people living in Guerrero, about 20% of the total population of the state, and Guerrero is also noted for its population of Afro-Mexicans.

The cultural and ethnic diversity of Guerrero is shown through its music. Here are some videos from festivals recently held in various regions of the state. Enjoy the sounds of MEXICO!

Fandango – Tradition African dance. From Cuajinicuilapa, Guerrero, “La Perla Negra” (The Black Pearl of the Pacific)

The Fandango has its roots in the African culture of Mexico. In colonial times, there were more Africans in Mexico than Europeans. This traditional dance is performed at many various occasions and celebrations.

El Son De La Iguana/Guerrero

Si quieres comer iguana yo te las voy a agarrar, en el patio de tia juana se salen a calentar ¡uyuyuy que iguana tan fea, miren como se menea! ¡uyuyuy que iguana tan loca, miren como abre la boca!El son de la iguana, ejecutado por un grupo de sones de artesa del municipio de Florencio Villarreal (Cruz Grande) en el carnaval juchiteco 2017, celebrado el pasado viernes 4 de Agosto en Juchitan,Guerrero.

Posted by Cuajinicuilapa, Guerrero "La Perla Negra Del Pacífico" on Monday, August 7, 2017

 

Danza de la Conquista de San Luis Acatlán

The traditional “Dance of the Conquest” or as it is popularly known as “Los Apaches” dance performed in memory of the triumph of the Independence of Mexico. In this dance, the Spanish queen is dethroned and a new queen of the Americas is crowned, protected and beloved of the Apaches who dance around the triumphant, raising their bows and arrows.

Danza de la Conquista de San Luis AcatlánLa tradicional Danza de la Conquista o como popularmente se le conoce danza de "Los Apaches" se baila en la Región de la Costa Chica, principalmente el 16 de septiembre en señal de triunfo de lo que fue la Independencia de México. La fiesta de Independencia es el marco principal de esta danza donde la española y la América serán presentadas en el estrado principal.Los apaches o mecos, son hombres que se han cubierto el cuerpo con carbón molido mezclado con manteca o aceite quemado, cubren la cara con tiras de ixtle y plumas, utilizan un tocado con plumas (penacho), taparrabo, arco y flechas. Se hacen acompañar de una banda de música de viento que tocan sones como: "el agachadito", "la media batalla", "el son del Pito Real", "batalla apache", entre otros.En esta danza se destrona a la reina española y se corona a la nueva reina de los indios, la América, protegida y querida de los apaches que danzan en torno a la triunfadora, alzando sus arcos y flechas en son de ataque, en una representación constante de batalla campal.#DanzaApaches #SanLuisAcatlan #CostaChica #Guerrero #TradicionesdeGuerrero #DanzasdeGuerrero #OrgulloGuerrerense #Guerreroesunacajita #DanzadelaConquista

Posted by Guerrero es una cajita on Saturday, September 16, 2017

 

Los Diablos de Teloloapan- The Devils of Teloloapan

Every in Teloloapan, “The Athens of Guerrero,” there is a contest of the “devils” – a reminder of those who fought, not just with arms, but with intellect and religion to repel the superiority of the Spanish army. The contest includes about 20-30 young people who are judged by their mask and their traditional clothing. The town center is filled with citizens eager to see their beloved Devils and to witness their performance in the competition. The winner receives a beautiful trophy and an economic prize from the village authorities.

La Diablada de #Teloloapan, Región Norte

Posted by Guerrero es una cajita on Friday, August 28, 2015

 

Los Maromeros

This dance is performed in several communities in Guerrero and is presented in different occasions and festivities. The origin and meaning are unknown. It is composed of between 12 and 20 male members. Each one takes a turn and they rise onto a rope supported by sticks of each side forming a trapeze. They then jump and turn going from one end to another to the rhythm of the music.

Los Maromeros Presentación de la danza de los Maromeros de Atliaca, mpio. de Tixtla en la Fiesta de San Agustín el 27 de agosto.¡Etiqueta y comparte con tus amigos nuestras publicaciones!¡Fiesta de San Agustín, Tradición que nos une!#Petaquillas #LasPetaquillas #Petaquillas2017 #Guerrero #Maromeros #DanzasdeGuerrero #ColoresdemiPueblo #FiestadeSanAgustín #TradIcionQueNosUne #FeriaPetaquillas #FiestaCulturaTradicion

Posted by Las Petaquillas Fiesta, Cultura y Tradición on Friday, September 1, 2017

We hope you enjoyed some of the musical cultures of Guerrero!

Related Articles:

Imagine-Mexico.com/ The State of Guerrero is Full of Rich History, Culture, and Ethnic Diversity

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