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  • Mexican music gets a Balkan infusion
  • Mexican music gets a Balkan infusion
    TheeErin, Creative Commons (2013) ©

Balkan Folk: Gen Y's favourite new dance music in Mexico

The Balkytlan festival is the latest example of young Mexicans mashing up home-grown sounds with Balkan music and style. In the past decade, Mexi-Balkan bands have flourished and a legitimate scene has emerged. But how did the sounds of the Slavic peninsula capture the imagination of Mexican youth?