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  • Dancehall.Mobi events update – the MoBay Cricket Club at Jarrett Park in Montego Bay, is the venue for the staging of Sound Ruption 2-4-1, a car audio sound system clash event, which will also feature – for the first time ever – a mobile phone sound clash. The car audio sound clash will feature two segments – “Best of the West” (featuring nine car sounds from western Jamaica) and “Best of the Best” (featuring six sounds from all over Jamaica). During the intermission between the two car sound clash segments, the cellphone sound clash will be held, and participants for this clash will be chosen directly from the crowd. Gates open at 3 p.m., show time is at 5 p.m. Admission: $500 and $1,000 VIP (including parking).

Mariachi Mix

Musicians in Plaza Garibaldi, Mexico City D.F. 11pm, November 20, 2009.

Last night, after a long day of wonderful conversations and presentations by colleagues in the Society for Ethnomusicology, I went out on the city with Ben for dinner and a soundwalk. Eventually we found ourselves in Plaza Garibaldi, known for the many mariachi groups and bandas norteñas who hawk their skills and play requests for passing listeners.

Walking home from the plaza, we both wondered why so many costumed mariachis were standing in the street hailing taxis, but not getting in.

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