Dancing Across the Border

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Get 'em now:

Barrio Bravo (WEA International, 2001)

Mundo Colombia (WEA International, 2002)

Recommended early compilation:

Mis primeras grabaciones...Mis primeros éxitos (RCA International, 2001)

Where to hear sonidero music:

Thursday: De Cache, 9100 N. Central Expressway, Suite 300, 214-739-5548. Far West (7331 Gaston Ave., 214-367-8800) has a sonidero night about one Thursday a month.

Friday: Club DMX, 10733 Spangler Road, 972-501-9935.

Saturday: Tropicana, 2600 Fort Worth Ave. (inside the Bronco Bowl), 214-943-8088.

Friday-Sunday: DJs at Bailongo (9840 N. Central Expressway, Suite 340, 214-369-3312), Escapade 2001 (10707 Finnell St., just north of Northwest Highway, 214-654-0545) and Far West mix sonidero into their usual playlist.

Where to buy sonidero music:

For the most up-to-date selections, hit the music stalls inside Gaston Bazaar (3035 N. Buckner Blvd., 214-319-7600), Harry Hines Bazaar (10788 Harry Hines Blvd., 214-352-2233) and Bargin City Bazaar (735 N. Westmoreland Road, 214-330-8111).

Casa Latina (5334 Ross Ave., Suite 100, 214-823-5824), a tiny music and western wear shop, offers a good selection.

Best Buy also carries a decent but not-so-current assortment of sonidero.

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Cheryl Smith

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