Monday, May 14, 2007

The Happy Booker Goes South of the Border with Narco Corridos & Mas

Today on the Happy Booker, author Sam Quinones has put together a list of the top Mexican immigrant corridos by Los Tigres del Norte, the most important bi-national band and the foremost musical chroniclers of the Mexican-immigrant experience. He's reading and signing his new book, Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream, tonight in Washington DC at Olsson's Dupont Circle. Madam Mayo is a ginormous fan! Here's my Wilson Quarterly review of his first book, True Tales from Another Mexico.

(My own Mexican music selections for the Happy Booker, apropos of Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion and the audio CD "The Essential Francisco Sosa or, Picadou's Mexico City" are here).