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Latin Roots #30: Latin Roots: Josh Norek on Mexitronica - March 21, 2013

A playground for musicians, Mexico has become the hub where traditional folk music has effectively fused with more modern forms of music. In this installment of Latin Roots David Dye has the pleasure to explore the prominence of an emerging crossover music genre with Josh Nerok, who is the co-host and executive producer of the nationally syndicated one hour radio show entitled The Latin Alternative. Already popular in Latin America, Mexitrónica is heading its way north and will soon infect the music scene with its unpredictable ranges of the ranchero accordion, strong pitches of the classic Mexican bajo sexto, and riveting sound synthesizers.

Both Dye and Nerok discuss the historical development of this bubbling genre and how it is shaping the scene of the Latin music industry. The genre itself has achieved some form of international recognition with well known artists such as The Mexican Institute of Sound, 3Ball MTY, Nortec Collective and !@#$%^&*án. Showcasing the tracks of various pioneers in Mexitrónica, Dye and Nerok focus on the significant effects it will exert on the music industry. Essentially, Mexitrónica is reshaping the Latin music charts and it is currently demonstrating how freshly minted genres of music can still be able to pay homage to the past. This innovative, up-beat genre is sure to please all walks of life and will certainly induce people to dance to its electrifying beats. Tune into this installment of Latin Roots and accompany the co-hosts as they embark on a musical journey attempting to further understand the beautiful intersection between traditional folk and electronic music.

Latin Roots is made possible by a grant from the Wyncote Foundation.

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