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...Also known by the names Los Idolos del Pueblo and Los Jefes de Jefes, Los Tigros Del Norte (“The Tigers of the North”) is a norteño, or regional, Mexican music band. Los Tigros comprises four Mexican-American brothers and one cousin, led...
...Within the ranchera genre of Mexican music, José Alfredo Jiménez stood in a special cohort of incredibly prolific and dynamic songwriters. Jiménez was born in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico in 1926 and began his professional musical career...
...As a pivotal figure in the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, Jorge Negrete participated in the entertainment industries of both the United States and his native Mexico. Negrete was born in 1911 in Guanajuato, Mexico. His father was a general...

Juan Gabriel

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...Known as El Divo de Juarez, Juan Gabriel developed an eccentric style that propelled him to international fame and a position as one of the most important Mexican singers and songwriters. Born in 1950 in Mexico, Gabriel was was part...

Luis Miguel

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...The Puerto Rican singer Luis Miguel became the best-selling Latin American artist in the late twentieth century despite not having been able to break into the American market during the form’s vogue in the 1990s. Born in San Juan in 1970...
...The Mexican songwriter Agustín Lara enriched the nation’s filmic Golden Age with a large array of songs in myriad styles. Born in Mexico City in 1897, Lara first came into contact with music while living with an aunt following the death...
...One of the most iconic figures in Mexican film and music, Pedro Infante was born in 1917, one of fifteen children. As a young man, Infante, whose father was a musician, showed proficiency on strings, wind, and percussion instruments. His...

Son Jarocho

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The son jarocho is a music and dance tradition from the southcentral, or Sotavento, region of the state of Veracruz in Mexico. Within this son jarocho area several subregional styles exist, largely distinguished by instrumentation, tempo...


George Torres

George Torres, PhD, is associate professor of music at Lafayette College, Easton, PA, where he teaches courses in music history and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music


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...The term pregonero is used in Latin American popular music to refer to a lead singer or caller in a group. The term is used regularly in the genre of the son jarocho from Veracruz, Mexico, and occasionally in Cuban popular music to refer...

“What It’s Like to Be Stuck”: Interruption According to Julio Salgado

Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...Artist Julio Salgado has repeatedly been described as having come out of the closet twice. Once, in the more-familiar sense, because he is gay; and once because he is undocumented. The two are, in his experience, shaping of each...