Duranguense

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Duranguense is a subgenre of Regional Mexican music. It surged to large-scale popularity during the mid 2000’s among the Chicano community in the United States, as well as in Mexico. The main instruments are the saxophone, trombone, synthesizer and tambora. Among the Duranguense elements carried over from other genres is el tamborazo; a heavy percussion line consisting of the bass drum and varied snare drum rolls. This genre popularized the dance style, Pasito Durangense.

History[edit]

The term duranguense refers to the people from Durango, Mexico. Despite its name, the style did not originate in Durango, but in the city of Chicago, Illinois. Teenagers were forming new Duranguense bands like never before, playing at night clubs, weddings, quinceañeras, and family get togethers. Most Duranguense bands have been founded by Mexican-American immigrants in the United States.

It was not until the early 2000’s Grupo Montéz de Durango, one of the best-known Duranguense bands, topped the Latin music charts. Their album, De Durango a Chicago, was a best-seller and had been a top 10 music bestseller in Chicago on Amazon.com.

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