In mid-’60s Yugoslavia, mariachi music was really popular

In the mid-’60s, Mexican mariachi music ruled the airwaves in Yugoslavia. Singers sported charro suits and sombreros, typical mariachi garb, with typically Slavic names. The style was known as Yu-Mex, a mix of Mexican sounds with Serbo-Croatian lyrics and performers. But how did this rather unlikely mixture of sounds and cultures happen? The origin of the…