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Norteño (Music)

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    • Norteño (Music)
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    • Conjunto music
    • Música norteña
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  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: 92764112: Rosa, T. Así si baila en Tejas [SR] p1991(conjunto music; Texas chicano dance music)
    • found: AmeriGrove:v. 2, p. 396 (Conjunto music)
    • found: Handbook of Texas Online WWW site, Aug. 17, 2001:under música norteña (one of the most unusual styles of música tejana to begin its development at that time is música norteña (music of the north), or "conjunto music," as it is often called. (Conjunto literally means "a musical group.") Música norteña embodied traits of Tejano music but also arose with the appearance of a relatively new instrument that was rapidly becoming popular among Tejanos on the farms and ranchos of South Texas. As a result, in the 1900s música norteña has become identified with the sound of the German diatonic button accordion.)
    • found: New Grove dict. mus., 2nd ed. WWW site, Aug. 14, 2001:under USA, II, 3(ii), Traditional music, Hispanic American, Contemporary traditional music, (a) Mexican American and Southwest (Regional norteño styles developed during the latter part of the 19th century in northern Mexico. Central to that music was the regional ensemble (conjunto) with the diatonic button accordion as the chief melodic instrument and the bajo sexto (12-string bass guitar) and the double bass as harmonic and rhythmic instruments. Out of this ensemble developed, from the mid-1930s, the Texan Mexican conjunto tradition that came to be known generically as musica norteña by Mexican Americans.)
    • found: White, D. Dict. of pop. music styles of the world:p. 152 (under conjunto: a band which plays "norteña" music; "conjunto" has also been used as a synonym for "norteña" music)
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