Fed by a source that runs thick and fast, the best Mexican musicians consistently express the passion that has always fired the country's music. Live music is everywhere - at parties, concerts, festivals, births, deaths, marriages, on saints' days and in the media. The range of styles in Mexico is enormous and this album features a selection including son, ranchera, new son jarocho, Mexican rock, mariachi and big band. What these have in common is a great irreverence, a sense of humour and a passion for life and love that is not frightened of extremes. The Rough Guide To The Music Of Mexico offers a highly sought after introduction to the city sounds while tracing these back to the traditional music that gave birth to them.
'This makes you want to get on a plane and hear the sounds up close.' MOJO