El Norte

In the late 19th century, German settlers brought the accordion, saxophone, and bass guitar and their own rhythms, which were immediately adopted by the locals. The polkas, redovas, schottische, the waltz, and the corrido are still big favorites in Northern Mexico and Southern U.S. one hundred years after their introduction into Mexico and boasting a proud history that tells about the joys and sorrows of norteños (people from Northern Mexico).