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Music of Arizona

Summary
The music of Arizona began with Indigenous music of North America made by Indigenous peoples of Arizona. In the 20th century, Mexican immigrants popularized Banda, corridos, mariachi and conjunto. Other major influences come from styles popular throughout the rest of the United States. Flagstaff Flagstaff has a community (non-professional) orchestra, the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra. The FSO includes both townspeople and faculty and students from Northern Arizona University. The Orpheum Theater is the largest performing venue in northern Arizona. The city hosts two music festivals, the Flagstaff Folk Festival and the Flagstaff Music Festival. Native American flautist R. Carlos Nakai, of Navajo/Ute origin, was born in Flagstaff. Navajo punk band Blackfire formed in Flagstaff. Phoenix Phoenix has been called a "rock mecca" by Jim Adkins of the Phoenix rock band Jimmy Eat World. Tempe (home of Arizona State University) and Mesa also coexist with Phoenix as part of t
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