12/07/2007

Putumayo Presents: Mexico (2001)

«Even in the northern states, Mexican music is easy to find on American radio, but airplay almost exclusively consists of the Tex-Mex norteño style. In contrast, there's barely an accordion in earshot on this sparkling collection of traditionally rooted songs. Los Bravos del Norte de Ramon Ayala weigh in with the bouncy ranchera "Andan Dicendo," but on all other fronts guitar trills rather than squeezebox sighs propel the music. With violin swoops and falsetto vocals, La Calaca unleash the galloping son huasteco/ranchera "Rogaciano." The same ensemble graces the gusto "El Tecolote" with less ferocity but equivalent momentum. Los Lobos dip way into their past with a 1977 version of the son jarocho sped up into a self-proclaimed son loco on "Flor de Huevo," complete with dizzying fretwork and a flailing rhythm. The delicate instrumental son istemeno wedding song "Mediu Xhiga" from Dueto de los Hermanos Rios brings exquisitely ornamented requinto guitar from Mexico's Pacific Coast. Rounding out the set is a slice of Latin cabaret complete with braying clarinets and a gritty vocal takeoff on, of all things, a traditional Mexican Christmas carol via Lhasa de Sela's "Los Peces."» (Bob Tarte, Amazon)

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. The Putumayo series has a lot of interesting stuff. I've got fond memories of a couple of trips through Mexico too, so I'll enjoy listening to this next time I'm cooking up some chilli.

xulio said...

Thanks for the music

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

thanks for the music

Anonymous said...

thanks for the lovely music!"

Mariano Rescia said...

thanks for the inspiring music

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