Banda el Recodo

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Banda El Recodo
Banda El Recodo Cancún.jpg
Banda El Recodo, Cancún, 2009.
Background information
Origin Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México
Genres Banda music, Ranchera
Years active 1938–present
Associated acts Banda Los Recoditos
  • Alfonso Lizárraga
  • Joel Lizárraga
  • Carlos "Charly" Montoya
  • Geovanni Mondragón
  • Mario Alvarado
  • Abel Moreno
  • Omar Rodríguez
  • Carlos Montoya
  • Jorge López
  • José Cruz Lizárraga
  • Óscar Álvarez
  • Luis Ibarra
  • Josue Mejía
  • Víctor Sarabia
  • Gustavo Pimentel
  • Alfredo Herrejón
Past members Aldo Sarabia (deceased)

Banda Sinaloense el Recodo de Don Cruz Lizárraga, often referred to as Banda el Recodo, was founded in 1938; it has been under the direction of the Lizárraga family. Banda el Recodo has performed with such popular artists as Juan Gabriel and Michael Concepcion.

The ensemble consists of four clarinets, three trumpets, a tambora, a bass drum with a cymbal on top, a tarola, a snare drum, a tuba (Sousaphone style), three trombones, two alto horns (referred to as saxores or amonias in Mexico), and two singers.

According to the 2013 court testimonies of the drug lord Jesús Enrique Rejón Aguilar (alias El Mamito), Banda el Recodo performed at several private parties held by leaders of Los Zetas drug cartel for a sum of US$250,000. He also testified that the favorite banda of Miguel Treviño Morales (alias Z40), the former leader of Los Zetas, was Banda el Recodo.[1]


Banda El Recodo was founded by Cruz Lizárraga, a young musician who also gave it its current appearance, including the setting, style, shape and number of current members that associated it with the place of their origin, the State of Sinaloa on the Mexican Pacific. El Recodo was named after the town Lizárraga was born in.[2]


Discography with Fonovisa[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Revelan que "El Recodo" cobraba 250 mil dólares por presentarse en fiestas de Los Zetas". Proceso (magazine) (in Spanish). 30 April 2013. Archived from the original on 10 May 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "El Recodo suma otro triunfo". 

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