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Old 10-14-2018, 06:46 AM
 
Location: DC metropolitan area
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When I lived on St Lucia, I found that people there like Country music (most of which originates in the U.S.). It is played on local radio stations and broadcast continuously all day throughout the island. Country music bands performed live on the island as well, at joints and for concerts, festivals. It seemed that rural people appreciated it more than those in Castries, but that may just be my perception. Is this true of other islands in the Caribbean? Do Caribbean people have a fondness for Country music outside of St Lucia?

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Old 10-15-2018, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Mexican Ranchero is very popular in Mexico and in Honduras, but not at all in between in Guatemala.

When I was in Kenya in 1976, Americas country singer Jim Reeves was extremely popular, haerd everywhere.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:25 AM
 
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Mexican Ranchero is very popular in Mexico and in Honduras, but not at all in between in Guatemala.

When I was in Kenya in 1976, Americas country singer Jim Reeves was extremely popular, haerd everywhere.
Ranchera music... basically Mexican Country. Ranchera originated on Mexican ranchos… trumpets, accordions, and guitars... upbeat stuff. I hear it when in Tamaulipas or Sonora and along the U.S. side of the border from Brownsville to San Diego. It's big in the north of Mexico, where there are, incidentally, a lot of cattlemen, farmers, ranchos. It's even played now on one radio station here in the DC area.

I really appreciate Country and Ranchera music... it hasn't (yet) been mind-numbingly dumbed down to the extent popular music (in all languages) has.

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Old 10-16-2018, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Mexican Ranchero is very popular in Mexico and in Honduras, but not at all in between in Guatemala.
What????? Is this sarcasm???? Guatemalans love rancheras and Mexican music in general.
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:37 AM
 
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Yes country does have fans among some older people in the Caribbean. Its more popular than one would think though St L takes the cake on this.
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Old 10-18-2018, 04:53 PM
 
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Country music ( the oldies, not too sure about the new stuff) is very popular among the older crowd in Barbados.
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:15 PM
 
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I find many older WIs love to listen to Country Music.
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Old 10-19-2018, 02:41 AM
 
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What????? Is this sarcasm???? Guatemalans love rancheras and Mexican music in general.
Except for teenage pop, Mexican music was rarely heard in Guatemala when i lived there (early 90s)
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Old 10-19-2018, 11:58 AM
 
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Except for teenage pop, Mexican music was rarely heard in Guatemala when i lived there (early 90s)
Im sorry this is the weirdest thing I have read on here. Mexican music has always reigned supreme in Guatemala. Antonio Aguilar sang a Guatemalan song and the tigres del norte shot a movie in Guatemala during the 80s. That is not to say Guatemalans don't listen to other music becaise they do.You can find Guatemalan fans of every genre. Maybe the Guatemalans you hung around didn't like it but Mexican music has always been by far the most popular.
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Old 10-29-2018, 05:42 AM
 
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I do not like Country Music nor Rancheras...I grew up in Chile where the Mexican Rancheras are heard everywhere, specially in the countryside where american movies are watched but mexican films are loved together with the frikken Rancheras.

My take is that just about everywhere in Latin America this happens to be the case.
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