Banda is a term that refers to a genre of regional Mexican music and the musical ensemble in which blowing instruments are played, mainly metals and percussion.
The history of the music of Mexican groups dates back to the middle of the 19th century, with the arrival of metal piston instruments, when communities tried to imitate military groups. The first band of the Banda was formed in southern and central Mexico. In each city, in different territories, there are several types of musical groups, traditional, private, or municipal.
The band's music was founded in 1880 in the Mexican state of Sinaloa and extended to other neighboring countries in 1890. Its roots come from the overlap of Mexican music with German polka music. At that time, many German Mexicans lived in the states of Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Jalisco, and Nuevo León. This greatly influenced the music of northern Mexico. Immigrants from north Mexico brought Banda music to the United States. Originally popular in the southwestern United States, mainly in California, Texas, and Arizona, the group, followed the movement of Mexican immigrants in the Middle West and the rest of the country. Mexicans, who came into contact with Chicanos Latin jazz or Mexicans born and raised in the United States, adopted sounds similar to the group's jazz to enrich the Banda music further.
In 1989, El Recodo Band was the first group to record music alongside its official singer, inspiring most groups to follow suit. Soloists from famous groups include Julio Preciado, Lupillo Rivera, Valentín Elizalde, Pepe Aguilar, Joan Sebastian, José Manuel Figueroa, Pancho Barraza, El Chapo de Sinaloa, El Coyote, El Potro de Sinaloa, Adam Sánchez, Sergio Vega, Espinoza Paz, Roberto Tapia, Julión Álvarez, Larry Hernández, Gerardo Ortíz, Regulo Caro, Luis Coronel, El Dasa, Remmy Valenzuela and Alfredo Olivas. Chalino Sánchez and Juan Gabriel also contributed to the development and popularity of the Banda music.
During the 20th century, the main popularity of music groups was traditionally limited to the state of Sinaloa. However, since the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, it has gained ground in the states of Nayarit, Zacatecas, Sonora, Guanajuato, Mexico, Morelos, Jalisco, Michoacán, Colima, Guerrero, and Oaxaca. At the same time, Mariachi et al., Mexican regional genres were more popular in the rest of the country. However, for the new millennium, the marching band became popular in the rest of Mexico and eventually became the most popular regional Mexican sub-genre of the 21st century.
With Banda groups such as Banda El Recodo, Calibre 50, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Banda Machos and other Bana top musicians, you can never go wrong.
Banda radio stations on RadioFm include (but not limited to): XHTIM – La Mejor Fm, Stereo Max, Xelia – La Grupera, XEGS – La GS 610 AM, Klax Fm – La Raza (USA), etc.