Just to get ya dancing


This song is : fun, upbeat, & infections. Makes ya wanna dance. It is “banda” music. Banda music is a really popular genre with Mexican’s. Just like boybands or rappers might be a big deal and there’s a whole bunch of groups here in the U.S. it’s the same thing in Mexico with bandas.  What is banda music exactly? Banda is a brass-based form of traditional Mexican music. Bandas play a wide variety of songs, including rancheras, corridos, cumbias, baladas. Banda music is a melting pot of traditions and rhythms. It is composed of : Traditional Mexican rhythms , German polka, some Latin American style flavors, and even some Jazz influence , just to name a few. Mexico has adapted all these styles and made music all its own, the unique Banda flavor!  This type of music celebrates the culture of the mountain ranges and desserts, which are areas that have a very cowboy kinda history.

This song is called : El Mechon. The Band’s name is : Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga. Meaning, Sergio Lizarraga’s MS band from Sinaloa(Sianloa is one of the 31Mexican States located in the northwestern part of the country). LOL it’s a long name, I know…. but there’s a reason behind that. Bandas are groups that are around for years and years. Once founded they are kept alive by passing on the torch to new members. In order to preserve the history and pride of the band a good name must be chosen, and often times in honor of its founder, his name is included in the band’s name. The song’s name means ” The Lock of hair” it’s talking about a guy who wants to look cool will he travels and parties, so he wants to change his image by using something that’s become popular, instead of dying your hair you use a hair clip with dyed hair extensions. LOL & basically that’s what the whole song’s about.  It’s just fun and random like that.

This song was a big dance hit recently, as many banda songs are. Each year a new song is chosen as the dance hit of the season, because it gets big either in the dance clubs, or at parties, especially weddings and Quinceañeras. Often times the songs come a long with a special dance, so the “something” dance will be a trend for the year that a specific song was popular.

Honest truth, this song got on my nerves in the beginning, but my mom & brother love it. They kept playing it and singing it, I kept hearing it on the radion, and on TV… and well in the end it just grew on me.

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