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Tierra Caliente  Music from the Hotlands of Michoacan CD

Tierra Caliente Music from the Hotlands of Michoacan CD

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The conjunto de arpa grande (big harp ensemble) is the country cousin of the Mexican mariachi. When the mariachi was transplanted to cities and added trumpets in the mid 20th century, the conjunto de arpa stayed home in the towns and on the ranches of rural Michoacán. Its two violins, two guitars, and harp (that doubles as a drum) play driving sones, sentiment-saturated ranchera songs of love, and farcical valonas (poemic narratives), all with a disarming directness that is the hallmark of one of Mexicos best kept musical secrets. 36-page booklet, photos. 50 minutes.

Tracks
1. Espinas del Alma (Thorns in the Soul) - 2:36    
2. El Huilotero (The Dove Hunter) - 4:15    
3. El Perro (The Dog) - 2:14    
4. El Son de Sánchez - 2:56    
5. Vuela, paloma (Fly, Dove) - 3:01    
6. La Recién Casada (The Newlywed) - 3:22    
7. La Godornia (The Quail) - 2:49    
8. Paseando por Michoacán (Going around Michoacán) - 2:38    
9. El Gallito Giro (The Little Fighting-Cock) - 1:53    
10. El Pasajero (The Passerby) - 3:02    
11. La Renca (The Lame-Legged Woman) - 4:21    
12. Yo Quiero a María (I Love María) - 3:06    
13. El Jarabe Ranchero (The Country Jarabe) - 3:08    
14. ¡Ay, Qué Alta Viene la Luna! (Oh, How High Is the Moon!) - 2:21    
15. Son del Ranchero (The Ranch Hand's Son) - 3:22    
16. Linda Chiquilla (Pretty Little Girl) - 2:37    
17. Son del Veinte (The Son of the Twenty-Cent Piece) - 1:51.


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