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genre: Genres Norteño

  • hip-deep November 10, 2016

    The Cumbia Diaspora: From Colombia to the World

    Move over salsa and merengue–cumbia is the most popular music in Latin America. Today, cumbia is played from the borderlands of Texas down the spine of the Andes to the tip of Tierra del Fuego. In this Hip Deep edition, … Read more »

  • review February 19, 2015

    MTV Unplugged

    Kinky first emerged in the late ‘90s as part of a wave of groups from Monterrey that challenged Mexico City’s dominance over the country’s music business. The movement, known as avanzada regia, united bands through regional pride rather than musical … Read more »

  • program April 12, 2013

    Celebrating Afropop’s 25th… From Mexico City to Cuba and Beyond

    We start out at the Vive Latino Festival in Mexico City to hear local legends Cafe Tacvba as they perform for 60,000 hysterical fans singing along to every word, enjoy the refreshing alt-norteño of Juan Cirerol, soul-stirring tunes from the … Read more »

  • review September 20, 2010

    Bulevar 2000

    Conservatory trained Amezcua Bostich and tech-savvy Mogt Fussible combine Norteno roots and techno pop to tell the stories of their bustling, notorious hometown, Tijuana, Mexico. Violence, turmoil and danger underlie these tuneful, accordion-laced romps. The bouncy spirit of an old-school … Read more »

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