¡Qué Viva el Westside! Mexican Traditional Arts in Kansas City, Missouri

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¡Qué Viva el Westside! Mexican Traditional Arts in Kansas City, Missouri

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Title: ¡Qué Viva el Westside! Mexican Traditional Arts in Kansas City, Missouri
Author: Everts-Boehm, Dana
Keywords: Missouri artists
music
Date: 1993
Publisher: Missouri Folk Arts Program
Citation: Missouri Folk Arts Program, 1991
Series/Report no.: Missouri Masters and Their Traditional Arts;
Abstract: Kansas City, Missouri's Westside is the home of a thriving Mexican American population. A host of visual markers distinguish this part of the city, including vivid murals on buildings and cars, bathtub yard shrines housing statues of the Virgin Mary, Mexican flags, and countless fliers stapled on to telephone poles proclaiming “Gran Baile!” - community dances featuring both local and imported bands. One such local band, “Mariachi Mexico,” plays frequently for community events. The leader of “Mariachi Mexico,” Heriberto (Beto) Lopez, Sr., is currently a master artist for Missouri's Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, tutoring apprentice Antonio Sierra, Jr. in the art of mariachi trumpet playing.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3459

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