Music & Dance, Monterrey
Regional music is dubbed musica norteña, northern music, which is unique, very lively, kind of Mexican polka, with accordion, guitar and drum, and has lots of groups and fans.
It is obviously not only from Monterrey but from all northern Mexico. In some tourist areas, where you can hire a mariachi group, you can also hire a trio norteño to play this catchy music. They use a cowboy hat, not a mariachi hat.
Want to hear some? Go to the website below. Just click. It will display a webpage with a midi file (sound) and the lyrics of the Corrido de Monterrey (corrido is a story told in a song). Turn your speakers on, it starts automatically and your feet will move immediately!
In the picture, the famed Huracanes del Norte, http://www.huracanesdelnorte.com
Even Monterrey is a big city, they have a lot of traditions. One of it is the music tradition. The acordeon music represent the root and the past of Monterrey when it was a little town. There is a traditional dancing with this music.