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Narcocorrido Lyrics: Life And Art Collide Again

Tweet The history of Mexican music is complicated and fascinating. Traditional varieties and genres originated in different areas of the country, just as in America the blues was a southern form, bluegrass came from the mountains of Appalachia, and country and western originated in the west. Also as in American music, Mexican music has been influenced and shaped by immigrants who came to dominate certain areas and locations, and whose culture became mixed with the local culture. The influx of Germans into western Mexico in the late 1800‘s spawned a type of music called banda, a direct descendant of polka, … Continue reading

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Valentin Elizalde El Gallo de Oro – Gunned Down, Forever 27

Tweet Valentín Elizalde is a recent member of the group of young musicians and celebrities known as the forever 27 club. He died on November 26, 2006, murdered in his native country of Mexico. He was 27 years and 297 days old at the time of his death. Elizalde, nicknamed El Gallo de Oro (which stands for the golden rooster) was a very popular and successful singer in the genre known as banda, and had a string of hits over a ten-year career that was stopped short by an apparent assassination related to the drug trade. Born in the state … Continue reading

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