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Los Lobos

Los Lobos

Good musicians play good music, no matter what style they may be known for or where it came from. These guys have been around for a long time, playing what they want and not necessarily what the commercial music industry wants to hear. Good for them.

Los Lobos (“The Wolves”) are an American rock band, influenced by rock and roll, Tejano music, country music, folk, R&B, blues and traditional Spanish and Mexican music such as boleros and norteños.

During the late 19th century, German and Czech migrants to Northern Mexico and the U.S. Southwest brought different styles among them, including the polka. These European immigrants influenced the music scene by bringing the accordion and the polka rhythm, which were part of the popular music of their homeland. Soon, local bands adopted these elements, and a new unique style gradually resulted from a blend with Mexican ranchera styles. This new style soon became a unique norteño genre, thus named because it was primarily popular in the northern regions of Mexico.

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