While "Cinco de Mayo" officially honors the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, in American and elsewhere around the world the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican culture, cuisine, and of course, music. This week on Wind & Rhythm we highlight the rich rhythms, the Banda beats, and the Mariachi magic as we dance and dine with music from Mexico.
El Salón México Aaron Copland, Ohio State University Wind Symphony,
Russell C. Mikkelson Mexican Pictures Franco Cesarini Royal Military Band of the Netherlands,
Pierre Kuipers Mexican Hat Dance Jesús González Rubio St. Louis Brass Quintet La Fiesta Mexicana H. Owen Reed* U.S. Marine Band,
Colonel Michael Colburn