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Music of Mexico

Mexican music was popularized internationally in the late 1970s as part of a revival of mariachi[?] music in the United States; this was led by U.S. performers like Linda Ronstadt.

The earliest known appearance of mariachi in reference to music is from 1852. By the turn of the century, mariachi was popular across Mexico. Rural subgenres have largely died out, and urban mariachi from Mexico City has dominated the fields since the 1930s. It became known as the national music of Mexico after the Revolution of 1910[?], and was subsidized during the term of Lázaro Cárdenas[?] Cornets were added to mariachi in the 1920s; they were replaced by trumpets ten years later. Mexican immigrants in the US made Los Angeles the American mariachi capital by 1961.

Mexican immigrant communities in the United States have a distinctive music scene which has also spread south to Mexico itself. Tex-Mex and Tejano music[?], as they are known, arose in the 1930s and 40s.

Southern Mexican folk music is centered around the marimba, which remains popular in Chiapas and Oaxaca. In Yucatan the traditional Jarana[?] music and dance is popular. In the north of Mexico corridas[?], a Spanish-derived ballad, are popular.



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