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Mexican folk music on the radio

Mexican folk music, also known as “música regional Mexicana” or “música folklórica Mexicana”, is a genre that encompasses a wide variety of styles and sub-genres that reflect the rich cultural heritage of Mexico. This music has been influenced by indigenous, European, and African musical traditions, and its rhythms, melodies, and lyrics often convey stories of love, loss, struggle, and triumph.

One of the most popular sub-genres of Mexican folk music is mariachi, which originated in the state of Jalisco and is characterized by the use of trumpets, violins, guitars, and the traditional “guitarrón” bass. Some of the most iconic mariachi artists include Vicente Fernández, José Alfredo Jiménez, and Pedro Infante.

Another sub-genre of Mexican folk music is “norteño” or “conjunto”, which is popular in the northern regions of Mexico and is characterized by the use of accordion, bajo sexto, and the “tololoche” bass. Some of the most popular norteño artists include Los Tigres del Norte, Ramón Ayala, and Intocable.

Other sub-genres of Mexican folk music include banda, huapango, son jarocho, and corrido, among others. Each of these styles has its unique instruments, rhythms, and lyrics that reflect the cultural diversity and regional identities of Mexico.

In Mexico, there are many radio stations that specialize in playing Mexican folk music. Some of the most popular stations include La Rancherita del Aire, La Mejor FM, and Radio Fórmula. These stations play a mix of traditional and contemporary Mexican folk music, and they often feature interviews with popular artists and news about the genre.

Mexican folk music is not only a source of entertainment but also a way of preserving and celebrating the cultural heritage of Mexico. Its rhythms and lyrics have been passed down from generation to generation, and they continue to inspire and unite people from all walks of life.