Eddie's Class

Arabic Influence on Mexico

We talked about Lebanese culture having an effect on Mexican food through tacos al pastor. But what other influences have there been? Let's take a look at one of the most iconic Mexican singers of all time. 
What elements do we notice in his music. Would this music have been possible without arabic culture influences?


Echos of the Old World: The Islamic Roots of Spanish Guitar Music by Jeff Peterson and Benjamin Verdery from Shangri La Hawaii on Vimeo.

Without the guitar Vicente Fernandez music would be much different. Read the following articles to learn more about these influences in food and language.

 http://www.donquijote.org/culture/spain/society/customs/arab-influence-on-spanish-language-and-culture.asp

http://www.donquijote.org/culture/spain/society/customs/arab-influence-on-spanish-language-and-culture.asp