Friday, May 30, 2014

Polka & Tejano

Americas cultural identity has been woven together by immigrants from all over the world. The Pew Research Center has released maps showing how immigration to the United States has changed over the past 100 years. Today's immigrants come predominately from Mexico whereas a century ago most immigrants were coming from Germany. So what do Polka music and Tejano music have in common? Listen to both and you will hear the influence of the accordion and cultural diffusion.  Read the article and check out the time lapse maps to learn more.