Yesterday I emailed Spyscribbler with a musical question because she's a piano teacher (I asked something about an accordion), and through the course of the conversation I sent her a link to a "banda" song. Her reaction cracked me up and made me realize that this is a part of Mexico that I have gotten so used to that it never occurred to me to share.
I describe banda as Mexican polka, but that's mainly because they use an accordion. The dance is kind of bouncy, especially when compared to salsa, but that's the extent of the similarity.
My neighbors play it A LOT and I've gotten so used to it that I really don't even hear it anymore. I even like some of the songs (contrary to what my blogger profile says -- I should probably update that). Ibis gets tired (read: angry) of it much faster than me, but I think it's because I don't really pay attention to the words and therefore don't know exactly what they're saying. He does.
Anyway, I picked this song at random but it is one that I hear from time to time.
I'd LOVE to hear what you think.