Regional Mexican is an umbrella term that encompasses the musical styles originating in various rural parts of Mexico and derivatives originating in the United States. Subgenres include Banda, Duranguense, Grupero, Mariachi, New Mexico music, Norteño, Tejano and others.[1] It is among the most popular radio formats targeting Hispanic Americans in the United States.[2]

Regional Mexican artists tend to be versatile and perform various song styles such as rancheras, corridos, cumbias, boleros, ballads, among others.

There are a number of record labels that specialize in Regional Mexican music, with some more focused on specific subgenres than others.

Related formatsEdit

Univision Radio owns Regional Mexican stations; it also has stations with other formats targeting a Hispanic audience, including Romántica and Balada (combining Romántica and Balada), International Pop Hits, Top 40, Tejano, and Tropical (featuring genres such as Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia).[1]

Festival RegiMex is a festival that was launched in 2012 to celebrate the Regional Mexican genre of music.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Our Story, Our Content from the Univision Radio website
  2. ^ 105.3 FM changed to Regional Mexican, a November 2006 article from the website of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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