Pirekua is the traditional singing style of the Purépecha people of Michoacán, performed by men and women. In addition to being a rich form of expression in the Purépecha language, it conveys feelings and communicates the community’s important events, making it also an important form of social connection. The lyrics speak of love and courting women, of the townspeople’s political views and social thought, and of the community’s religious beliefs.
In 2010, the UNESCO declared pirekua to be Intangible Cultural Heritage. The best way to hear this music is by attending any of the festivals organized in Paracho.
Plaza Municipal, Centro, Paracho, Mich., MéxicoSee map