Guadalajara Daily Photo
Friday, May 18, 2007
Nortec is the word to describe two rhythms in the mexican electronic scene: Nor from Norteño, an style of tradicional music from the North of the country, with influence form Germany and Poland, that started to be developed in the 19 century, and tec for Techno, refering to the use of electronic instruments and electronic music.
So, what is all of this about?, well this month in Guadalajara we have the may's cultural festival. Usually there is an invited country, recent years we have seen cultural acts from Austria, Germany, Brazil, etc. but this year Mexico was the "invited", so the Nortec Collective was performing last night for free. It was amazing to see a bunch of musicians using laptop computers and various electronic stuff, performing together with traditional "banda Sinaloense" musicians. The square was converted in a dance floor.