What's New: Viva Mexico

Sep 18, 2016

2010 preparations in Mexico at the National Palace in Mexico City.
Credit es.wikipedia.org

Every year on September 15, at around eleven in the evening, the President of Mexico rings the bell of the National Palace in Mexico City. Afterwards, he repeats the shout of patriotism based upon the "Grito de Dolores", with the names of the important heroes of the Mexican War of Independence, and ending with three shouts of ¡Viva México! from the balcony of the palace to the assembled crowd in the Zócalo. Again he rings the bell and waves the Flag of Mexico, followed by the playing and mass singing of the Mexican national anthem, complete with a military band!

We’ll celebrate hear music and musicians from Mexico on this episode of What’s New!

Don't miss these great releases: Mi Alma Mexicana, Travíeso Carmesí, and the Mythology Symphony plus Americano, Redes, and Florencia en el Amazonas!

What’s New is a production of WBAA Classical, a listener supported broadcast service of Purdue University.