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Thread #39590   Message #562101
Posted By: GUEST,.gargoyle
30-Sep-01 - 06:29 PM
Thread Name: Mexican Music - German Origins?
Subject: Mexican Music - German Origins?
Just Curious -

Listening to a Mexican Station, while washing cars today, it struck me that "Ranchero" or "La Banda" ballads with their ONE,Two,three ONE,Two,three OMP-Pa-pa OMP-Pa-pa, accordian and brass are almost indistinguishable, from a distance, to the sounds of a German Beer Garden. These are not the tunes/rythems/chords commonly heard in Spain.

In the morphology of popular radio Mexican music, what happened?