Rhythms of Change: North Carolina's Música Latina

Mexican Regional Music

The labor migration from Mexico has spawned a Mexican regional music scene in North Carolina that is notable for its scope and variety.

Expressions of Mexican regional music are performed in venues ranging from large auditoriums where established groups play Norteña music to the family gatherings and ceremonies where the musical flavors of Mexico’s other regions can be heard.

Music from the White House

At a work camp near Benson, a group of farmworkers rehears for an upcoming social event

Festival in Newton Grove

The annual Farmworkers Festival held each September draws crowds to eat, dance, play soccer, and visit with friends

Rey Norteña

Norteña music that looks at the immigrant experience from a North Carolina perspective

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