Arturo Meza

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Arturo Meza
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After a concert in UNAM, 2000.
Background information
Birth name Arturo Meza
Also known as Meza, El Meza
Born (1956-12-12) December 12, 1956 (age 59)
Tocumbo, Michoacán, Mexico
Genres Folk, rock, blues, Progressive music
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, author, poet, artist, producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, harmonica, keyboards, percussion, arp, harmonium, fretless
Years active 1977 – present
Labels Gente de México
Associated acts Decibel, Jorge Reyes, Ingreso Libero, Krol Voldarepet, José Luís Fernández Ledezma, Eblen Macari, Rockdrigo González, Gerardo Enciso.
Website www.arturomeza.com

Arturo Meza (Tocumbo, Michoacán, December 12, 1956) is a Mexican songwriter, musician, composer, singer, poet and writer. He is a prolific artist and inventor of musical instruments, such as the teclaedro, yeloguerlizet, mezáfono and oglio. The base of his songs is folk music, usually only his own voice and guitar. Meza is an independent and prolific artist, and has published 32 albums, always removed from the musical mainstream. He is one of the most accomplished independent composers in Mexico.[1]

Works[edit]

Meza has released 32 albums, with more than 270 songs:

  • No vayamos a irnos sin el mar (Let's not go without the sea) (Gente de México, 1984)
  • In principio (In the beginning) (Gente de México, 1984)
  • Suite Koradi (Koradi Suite) (Gente de México, 1985)
  • Sin título (Untitled) (Gente de México, 1987)
  • Requiem (Gente de México, 1988)
  • Ayunando entre las ruinas (Fasting in the ruins) (Gente de México, 1988)
  • Setenta centavos (Seventy cents) (Gente de México, 1989)
  • Para un compa (For a friend) (Gente de México, 1990)
  • Crónica sonora (Sound chronicle) (Gente de México, 1990)
  • En el monte de los equinoccios (In the Equinox mount)(Gente de México, 1991)
  • Venadito del sol - Hikuri (Deer of the sun - Hikuri) (Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, UNAM, 1993)
  • A la siniestra del Padre (At the left of Father) (Gente de México, 1992)
  • La Balada de Galaver (Gallaver's ballad) (Gente de México, 1993)
  • La sangre de los ángeles (The blood of angels) (Gente de México, 1995)
  • Setenta centavos para un compa (Seventy cents for a friend) (Rock and roll Circus, 1995)
  • Descalzos al paraíso (Barefoot to paradise) (Gente de México, 1996)
  • Criando cuervos (Raising crows) (Independiente, 1996)
  • Canciones para cantar en el infierno, volumen 1 (Songs to sing in the hell) (FCM Música 1998)
  • Borges: homenaje en el centenario de su natalicio (Borges: tribute in his centenary) (Gente de México / Fundación Jorge Luis Borges Argentina, 1999)
  • Némesis (Dime Abuelita Records / Gente de México, 1999)
  • El 33 de este mes (The 33 of this month) (Gente de México, 2001)
  • Canciones para cantar en el infierno 2 (Songs to sing in the hell 2) (Gente de México, 2001)
  • Merlin Soy Arturo, La espina de su amor, Ella, La mar (Merlin, I'm Arturo, the prickle of his love, she, the sea) (Gente de México, 2002)
  • De tin marin (Gente de México, 2003)
  • De do pingüé (Gente de México, 2003)
  • Amor y paz (Peace and love) (Gente de México, 2004)
  • Qkramakra (Gente de México, Cúcara mácara)(2005)
  • Planeta miedo (Planet Fear) (Gente de México, 2005)
  • Fin (End) (2006)
  • DTiTreNunK Fue (Gente de México, 2007)
  • La música escarlata (The scarlet music) (Gente de México, 2007)

Also, he musicalized texts of François Villon, Rubén Darío, Jorge Luis Borges, Denise Levertov, Nezahualcoyotl, Boanergés de Magdaló, Luis G. Franco, William Blake, Mario Santiago Papasquiaro, Margarito Cuéllar, José Eugenio Sánchez, Arnulfo Vigil, Rey Bohindra, Charly Garcia and Josefa Rosalía Luque.

Books[edit]

  • Ansina como endenantes (Oficio Ediciones, 1993)
  • El diablero (The hellist) (Gente de México, 1995)
  • Historias de agua (Water stories) (1998)
  • Dord (2003)
  • Juan Matilde (2005)
  • Dándole de tragar al Diablo (Feeding devil) (2005)
  • Cartafacio del Infierno. El evangelio de Maria Magdalena (2007)

Poetry[edit]

  • Epistolario de Olimaconet de Luvián (1980)
  • Canto Ersal (1992)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luis Vicente de Aguinaga. "La voz de Arturo Meza" in Mural, Guadalajara Jalisco, 2003. On line version in Archived October 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.