is a form of popular music
. Established in northern Mexico
in the late 1960s
, banda music exploded in popularity in the late 1990s
throughout Mexico and in the southwest United States
, primarily in Texas
but also in Iowa
, and Illinois
. Thanks to the rapidly rising popularity of La Banda Sinaloense
, the genre has taken on a different role.
Bandas are made up of a number of brass instruments, its most notable being la tambora and trompeta.