Tagged: Norte Sonoro

NXNW, MX

December 13th, 2012 Permalink

             After a dark spell of catastrophic drug violence sparked a do-it-yourself cultural response that ruptured the old ways of doing things, a unique cultural climate has emerged in Tijuana in recent years. With little support from the city that gave rise to its sounds, Tijuana has become an epicenter […]

"Tijuana" "Tijuanalandia" "Jason Thomas Fritz" All My Friends" "Norte Sonoro" 
"Tijuana" "Tijuanalandia" "Jason Thomas Fritz" All My Friends" "Norte Sonoro" "Maria y Jose" 
"Tijuana" "Tijuanalandia" "Jason Thomas Fritz" All My Friends" "Norte Sonoro" 
"Tijuana" "Tijuanalandia" "Jason Thomas Fritz" All My Friends" "Norte Sonoro" "Venus X" 
"Tijuana" "Tijuanalandia" "Jason Thomas Fritz" All My Friends" "Norte Sonoro" "Tijuana" "Tijuanalandia" "Jason Thomas Fritz" All My Friends" "Norte Sonoro" 
"Tijuana" "Tijuanalandia" "Jason Thomas Fritz" All My Friends" "Norte Sonoro" 
After a dark spell of catastrophic drug violence sparked a do-it-yourself cultural response that ruptured the old ways of doing things, a unique cultural climate has emerged in Tijuana in recent years. With little support from the city that gave rise to its sounds, Tijuana has become an epicenter of avant-garde music in Mexico, with some of the world’s most influential music makers are eyeing what’s happening here. Emerging Tijuana’s ‘moment of truth’ came recently, during three days of loosely coordinated music and art events that signaled that Tijuana is a place that can attract cutting edge international acts, but more importantly, it’s a city recognized around the world for producing them. You can read about the rise of Tijuana’s new musical vanguard here, in a piece I wrote for the Los Angeles public television station KCET’s Artbound website.