Oscar Noriega, clarinet
Jacob Garchik, souzaphone
Chris Speed, clarinet
Ben Holmes, trumpet
Justin Mullens, trumpet
Curtis Hasselbring, trombone
Brian Drye, trombone
Rachel Drehmann, tuba
Jim Black, drum

Mireya I. Ramos, singer

NYC's best (and only) Mexican banda

Winner of 2015 Mexican Music Award for original banda

Playing every first Saturday of the month at Barbès in Brooklyn, 10pm to midnight

In the Mexican state of Sinaloa, brass bands (bandas) are part of every public celebration. In the 1940's, the pioneering Banda El Recodo started mixing up traditional brass band tunes with contemporary Mexican music - mostly ranchera - and soon transformed the idiom into a powerful new popular genre. In the 1990's, banda music experienced a renewal, especially among young Californian Mexicans, many of whom have family roots in Sinaloa. Banda music's popularity exploded in Mexico as well and has become the new urban music of choice. 

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