Duranguense (also known as pasito duranguense) is a genre of Mexican music.
It is popular among the Mexican-American community in the United States. Duranguense is closely related to the Mexican styles of banda and norteÃ±o. The main instruments, which are held over from banda, are the saxophone, trombone, and bass drum.
However, what sets the duranguense ensemble apart from banda is the addition of synthesizers to play both melodies and the tuba bassline.
The tempo is also noticeably faster than banda or norteÃ±o. Among the duranguense elements carried over from other genres is el tamborazo; a heavy percussion line consisting of the bass drum and varied snare drum rolls.
The term duranguense refers to the people from Durango, Mexico. Grupo MontÃ©z de Durango were believed to be the very first to begin the movement. Teenagers are forming new Duranguense bands like never before, playing at night clubs,weddings, QuinceÃ±eras, and family get togethers. A group of immigrants from Durango started a Duranguense group called Patrulla 81; from there it started to expand into other states and Mexico. Most Duranguense bands have been founded by Mexican-American immigrants in the United States.
It was not until the early 2000s Grupo MontÃ©z de Durango, one of the best-known Duranguense bands, topped the Latin music charts. Their CD, De Durango a Chicago, was a best-seller and had been a top 10 music bestseller in Chicago on Amazon.com. Patrulla 81's hits Â¿CÃ³mo Pude Enamorarme de Ti? Un exito cover antes cantado por los liricos de teran, and No AprendÃ a Olvidar were also hugely successful hits on regional Mexican radio stations.
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