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Mexico! Monitor Presents Maria Luisa Buchino with the Trio Los Aguililas
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(Monitor Records, 2012), 38 mins

Accompanied by the Trio Los Aguilillas on guitar, harp, and violin, Maria Luisa Buchino sings some of Mexico’s best-loved folksongs including "La Malagueña," "El Gusto" and "La Bamba" (arguably the most famous if not the most popular folk song born out of the mariachi tradition). Buchino’s striking and origi...

(Monitor Records, 2012), 38 mins
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Pre-Columbian Instruments of Mexico
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produced by Pablo Castellanos and Lilian Mendelssohn, fl. 1965 (Folkways Records, 1972), 1 hour 16 mins
"Scientific research into the use of musical instruments in Pre-Columbian Mexico is only 30 years old. ‘Pre- Columbian’ referred, originally, to artifacts made by the Indians of the Western Hemisphere prior to the discovery of America. Now the word refers to such artifacts made before the time that Western c...
produced by Pablo Castellanos and Lilian Mendelssohn, fl. 1965 (Folkways Records, 1972), 1 hour 16 mins
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Songs of Mexico
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(Folkways Records, 1950), 19 mins
"The mestiza music began to develop even a relatively short time after Cortés’s conquest of the land of Huitzilopochtli. Today, more than four centuries later, the Spanish roots can clearly be recognized in most of the songs and dances that do not preserve an outright Indian character, but this music cannot an...
(Folkways Records, 1950), 19 mins
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Tarascan and Other Music of Mexico: Songs and Dances of the Mexican Plateau
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(Folkways Records, 1958), 45 mins
"The songs and dances heard today in Mexico are a complex mixture, with their origins in both indigenous and European music. That music was a vigorous art prior to the arrival of the Spaniards may be inferred from the impressive collections of pre-Columbian musical instruments to be seen in museums throughout the...
(Folkways Records, 1958), 45 mins
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Tradición, Arte y Pasión
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produced by Nati Cano, 1933-2014, Jesús Guzmán and Daniel E. Sheehy; performed by Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2015), 39 mins, 11 page(s)
produced by Nati Cano, 1933-2014, Jesús Guzmán and Daniel E. Sheehy; performed by Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2015), 39 mins, 11 page(s)
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The Voice of Mexico
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(Cook Records, 2006), 54 mins
Zepoll, an outstanding classical guitarist, was recorded at his home in Monterrey. The Trío Leones was currently playing at a restaurant on Reforma in Mexico City.

Zepoll, un extraordinario guitarrista clásico, fue grabado en su casa de Monterrey. El Trío Leones usualmente tocaba en un restaurante del paseo...
(Cook Records, 2006), 54 mins
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The Yaqui Dances: Pascola Music of the Yaqui Indians of Northern Mexico
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 27 mins
"The Yaqui Indians of the state of Sonora in northwest Mexico are a strong, proud desert people living as farmers along the banks of the Yaqui River in central Sonora. The villages are scattered between the towns of Ciudad Obregón and Guaymas, and the Indians use both towns as market centers..."

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(Folkways Records, 1957), 27 mins
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El ave de mi soñar: Mexican Sones Huastecos
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2005), 45 mins

Hard-edged violin improvisations, driving guitar rhythms, and soaring falsetto vocal excursions mark the son huasteco, one of Mexico’s most distinctive and celebrated regional styles of music. Raised on the cattle and sugar cane ranches of the Huastecan region of northeastern Mexico, the three men of Los Camper...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2005), 45 mins
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La Bamba: Sones Jarochos from Veracruz
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 1 hour 9 mins

Jarocho (hah-ROH-cho) describes both the people and culture of the southern coastal plain of Veracruz, home for more than two centuries to one of Mexico's most exciting musical traditions, the son jarocho. Songs such as "La Bamba," "Cascabel," and "Siquisirí" occupy a major spot in Mexico's musical folklore. Jo...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 1 hour 9 mins
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Blind Troubador of Oaxaca
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(Cook Records, 1956), 43 mins
"He is somewhat of an enigma to the Oaxacans. Señor Cruz apparently sings for pleasure rather than for profit. Once a week he comes to the portales or sidewalk cafe that borders the city square and sings his songs for his many local friends. The occasional peso he charges is less than the usual fee of the mariach...
(Cook Records, 1956), 43 mins
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