By Alejandro L. Madrid
On the sunrise of the twenty-first century, the Nor-tec phenomenon emerged from the border urban of Tijuana and during the web, fast conquered an international viewers. advertised as a type of "ethnic" digital dance track, Nor-tec samples sounds of conventional tune from the north of Mexico, and transforms them via laptop know-how utilized in eu and American techno track and electronica. Tijuana has media hyperlinks to either Mexico and the USA, with peoples, currencies, and cultural goods--perhaps specifically music--from either side circulating intensely in the urban. Older citizens and their extra cellular, cosmopolitan-minded kids hence interact in a continuing fight with id and nationality, appropriation and authenticity. Nor-tec tune in its very composition encapsulates this city's fight, resonating with concerns felt at the international point, whereas preserving enormously various meanings to the range of groups that include it. With a powerful hybrid of musicology, ethnomusicology, cultural and function stories, urbanism, and border reports, Nor-tec Rifa! bargains compelling insights into the cultural construction of Nor-tec because it stems from norte?a, banda, and grupera traditions. The booklet can be one of the first to supply distinct bills of Nor-tec music's composition method.