Conjunto Primavera

Genres: Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

Formed on 21 March 1978 in Chihuahua, Mexico, this band was founded by locally born saxophonist Juan Domínguez. Members of the band, most also originating in the same region, included Juan Antonio ‘Tony’ Meléndez (vocals), Félix Antonio Contreras (accordion/keyboards), Oscar Ochoa (electric bass), Manuel Rolando Pérez (bass) and, at different times, Daniel Martinez and Adrián Regalado (percussion). The band made its first album in 1981 and although their early style owed much to the local region, they soon began appealing to a wider audience throughout Mexico and in the Spanish-speaking regions of the southern USA. Noted as purveyors of norteño dance music, cumbia and ranchera, among the songs in Conjunto Primavera’s repertoire in its early years were ‘Sufro Por Ti’, ‘Borracho Y Loco’, ‘No Supo Comprenderme’, ‘Amor Fingido’ and ‘El Corrido Del Chore’. Over the...

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