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Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: Mexico [Digipak]

Track List

>Tecolote, El - La Calaca
>Petrona - Mamselle Ruiz
>Bruja, La - Locarno
>Ranchu Gubina - Claudio Martinez
>Nuestro Nido - Pastor Cervera
>Llorona, La - Amanda Martinez
>Son Huini - Los Hermanos Rios
>Naila - Lila Downs
>Ra Bacheeza - Binni Gula'za
>Macorina - Ani Cordero

Album Reviews:

CMJ (4/9/01, p.25) - "...Documents the spirited, romantic and sophisticated styles forged by centuries of interaction between indigenous peoples, decendants of Spanish conquistadors, and African slaves..."

Album Notes

Includes liner notes by Jacob Edgar and Mary Farquharson.

Liner Note Author: Jacob Edgar.

Illustrator: Nicola Heindl.

Putumayo planned the release of Putumayo Presents: Mexico to be in time for the first Cinco de Mayo celebration of the 21st Century. The sampling is suitably festive from this rich land of song. A true melting pot of indigenous and imported sounds, Putumayo Presents: Mexico distills German polkas, the seducing balladry of the Cuban bolero, and more on a foundation of native folk sounds. Reaching back to the Mexican folk roots, Los Lobos contribute the first song they ever composed, "Flor de Huevo." ~ Tom Schulte


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