Narciso Martínez (Reynosa, Mexico, October 29, 1911 – June 5, 1992, San Benito, Texas, USA) was a conjunto accordionist.
Martínez dubbed early on, El Huracan del Valle ("The Hurricane of the Valley"), began recording in 1936, on October 21 precisely, and is the father of conjunto music. The Spanish word conjunto means 'group' and in El Valle de Tejas that means accordion, bajo sexto, and contrabajo (string bass, known locally also as "el tololoche"). Don Narciso, the first widely successful conjunto… read more
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