Answering this question about nasal tones in popular music made me wonder. I've frequently heard songs from Mexico that pair two singers, one with a noticeably more nasal sound. For example:

Aerolina Carrilo - T3rcer Elemento

El Chuchumbe - Las Cafeteras (this group features two such pairs, one male and one female)

Un Poco Loco (from Coco)

I've heard this too often for me to think it's just a coincidence. Is there a name for these roles? Does anyone know the history of it?

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    I think the "lead" is referred to as the pregonero, other info here
    – Angst
    Commented Jul 26, 2019 at 20:05


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