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    Quickie research help - Mexican music

    Discussion in 'Research' started by Fri, Jan 25, 2014.

    Hello!

    I'm working on a script for a concert, which will be a "performance" inside an online role-playing game which I contribute to.

    As text content, I need some of the right terminology to talk about certain elements of Mexican music.

    Specifically: In Spanish or in English, can anyone tell me what's the expression used to refer to the rising, wailing cry one hears male singers erupt, at the crux of country-style heartbreak songs? "Haaaaaaaaaaaaay-aiiiiiii-ay-ayyyyy!" Is it called "grito" in Spanish? Is there a special term in English at all for it?

    And:
    What are the names of the specific style of music which this cry is most associated with? Banda, ranchera, mariachi? Something else? Are any of those right? Or wrong?

    Thanks a lot!
     
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    I'm a lifelong aficionado of Mexican music and know what you're referring to... yes, I'd say 'grito mexicano' [usually just called 'grito'] is what you're looking for... and I'm sure I've heard it in both mariachi and ranchera... not so sure about banda, though...
     
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    I'm a lifelong aficionado of Mexican music and know what you're referring to... yes, I'd say 'grito mexicano' [usually just called 'grito'] is what you're looking for... and I'm sure I've heard it in both mariachi and ranchera... not so sure about banda, though...
     
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    Thanks a lot everyone!
     

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