Although regional Mexican music is popular in the United States, and for a long time was a top-selling Latin genre, it is often looked down upon by pop artists as lacking sophistication. I started studying music at [age] 15 along with a group of friends, many of whom are part of MS today [trumpeters Ricardo and Elias Nordahl, clarinetist Jairo Ozuna and tambora player Yahir Ozuna]. No one else wanted to play it, because it was too big. Three of us had a drawing, and I got stuck with it.
Banda El Recodo
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The following bands are in big part responsible for giving this style its current popularity. From pioneering groups such as Banda El Recodo to contemporary stars like Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno band, the following are today's most influential Mexican music bands. Although this band is fairly new, El Trono de Mexico has been able to capture a spot as one of today's most influential Mexican music bands. This popular Duranguense group, which was born in , became a sensation with the album "El Muchacho Alegre. Chances are if you've turned on a Latin radio station in the last 10 years, you've probably heard one of El Trono de Mexico's many number one hits.
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Banda is a term to designate a style of Regional Mexican music and the musical ensemble in which wind instruments, mostly of brass and percussion, are performed. The history of banda music in Mexico dates from the middle of the 19th century with the arrival of piston metal instruments, when the communities tried to imitate the military bands. The first bandas were formed in Southern and Central Mexico. In each village of the different territories there are certain types of brass bands, whether traditional, private or municipal. There are brass instruments in the state of Oaxaca that date back to 's.
Banda el Recodo is not only one of Mexico's most successful bandas, but one of its most eclectic. For over 80 years, the group has performed a mixture of Latin dance tunes, jazz swing, and classical music. They were the first banda to be recorded and have released more than records, bringing their music from the barrios of Mexico to the international stage.