Norteño, also known as música norteña or conjunto, is a style of music that developed in South Texas and Northern Mexico. In South Texas the style was known as conjunto. This style of music is the main ancestor of Tejano music. This category embraces all the different syles of music, artists, and songs that feature the basic instruments of the style, the diatonic button accordion and the bajo sexto guitar. These include but are not limited to the following styles of music and songs: música norteña, norteño, conjunto, orquesta, ranchera, corridos, quebradita, tambora, huapango, and norticumbia.

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Conjunto 101: An Unofficial Primer
Includes origins, instruments, and development of the style of music.
Handbook of Texas Online: Música Norteña
History of the style of music.
Música fronteriza - Border Music
By Manuel Peña. Research article on the music of the Mexican/US border.
Narcocorrido: A Journey into the Music of Drugs, Guns, and Guerrillas
Detailed description of this book about the corrido music style, and the Mexican culture.
PBS: Accordion Dreams - All About Conjunto
Television program about the style of music.
The Roots of Tejano and Conjunto Music
Music excerpts, liner notes, and photographs from Arhoolie Records.
South Texas Conjunto Association
Information about a non-profit, educational organization that teaches about the origins of conjunto music of South Texas.
Yo soy de aqui
Photographs of Central Texas conjunto accordion players.
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August 11, 2015 at 2:59:08 UTC
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