K-Paz De La Sierra
K-Paz De La Sierra is one of the leading exponents of duranguense, a genre of Mexican music that found popularity among the expatriate Mexican-American community in the USA in the early 00s. Similar to the established banda and norteño musical forms, duranguense is played at a notably quicker tempo with the emphasis on the bass drum.
K-Paz De La Sierra was formed in Chicago, Illinois, at the start of the new millennium by Mexican expatriates Sergio Gómez (1973, d. 2 December 2007, Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico; lead vocals), Oscar Zepeda (vocals), Jair Loredo (drums), Armando Rodríguez (tambora), Jose Luis Corral (tambora), Simon Valtierrez (vocals, tuba), and Rafael Solís (keyboards). They enjoyed an immediate impact with their first single, Con Olor A Hierba, with a string of Latin American hits following over the course of the next three years, including Jambalaya,...