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Norteño

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Música norteña (music or the north) or simply norteño is a popular music genre originally from Mexico’s northern states. It shares many similarities with the Texas-based conjunto (ensemble), its counterpart across the U.S.-Mexico border...

United States

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The United States has welcomed Latin American musical styles, performers, and listeners, and been the site of the genesis of new artists, styles, forms, and networks of support that have in turn influenced music making in Latin America...

Accordion

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

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The accordion is a generic term for different varieties of a handheld, bellows-driven instrument that is central to much solo and ensemble performance in Latin America. Accordions were introduced to Latin America primarily in the 19th...

Tex-Mex

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Tex-Mex is a style of accordion music associated with the tejanos of south Texas. The formation of this tejano music dates back to the 1930s when the style was first commercially recorded. These people of Mexican descent, born and living...

Immigrant Music

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The number of first-generation immigrants and their descendants living in the United States has burgeoned since the liberal American immigration reform of 1965. In 2010, an estimated 55 million people (or 17 percent of the total national...

Norteño

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Música norteña (northern music), or simply norteño, is a popular music genre originally from the north-east of Mexico. It shares many similarities with the Texas-based conjunto (ensemble), its counterpart across the US-Mexico border. Both...

Veracruz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 549,500 (2003) On his initial expedition of Mexican conquest in 1519, the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés founded the first municipality of the Americas, Villa Rica de la Vera...

Música de Carrilera

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Also known as música cantinera, guasca, música de despecho or generically just as música popular, música de carrilera (literally, railroad music) is a commercially derived umbrella term coined in the 1950s in Colombia to describe a wide...

Duranguense

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term duranguense or música duranguense (music from Durango, a state in north-western Mexico) refers to a style of music and its associated dance that originated in Chicago in the early 2000s. It is also known...

Mexico

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Mexico is bordered by the United States to the north and Belize and Guatemala to the south. The population is 60 percent mestizo, 30 percent Amerindian, 9 percent white, and 1 percent other. Mexico was ruled by Spain for nearly three...