Cuadernos de Mexico

Cuadernos de Mexico


There have been countless examples of non-Latino producers and musicians embracing Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music, but Mexican music is one area of Latin music that -- generally speaking -- hasn't received as much attention from non-Latinos. Many non-Latinos who know all about Cuba's Celia Cruz or Brazil's See more details below


There have been countless examples of non-Latino producers and musicians embracing Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music, but Mexican music is one area of Latin music that -- generally speaking -- hasn't received as much attention from non-Latinos. Many non-Latinos who know all about Cuba's Celia Cruz or Brazil's Astrud Gilberto couldn't tell you anything about the legacies of La Banda el Recodo, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, José Alfredo Jiménez, or Lola Beltrán. But Mexico has a rich musical heritage -- every bit as rich as Brazil or Cuba -- and producer/engineer Stefan Winter (of Munich, Germany's Winter & Winter label) and colleagues Andrés Mayo and Mariko Takahashi set out to capture that richness when, in March 2004, they visited Mexico to document local singers and musicians. Those sessions resulted in Cuadernos de Mexico, an engaging three-CD set that spotlights traditional Mexican music in its most raw, earthy, and basic state. This is not a collection of modern banda, norteño, grupero, or Tejano stars who record for Univision-affiliated labels; most of these acoustic performances (which were recorded in Mexico City as well as more rural parts of Mexico) favor a very stripped-down approach -- what one hears from singer Susana Harp (who served as the project's artistic advisor), Los Caminantes, Duo Xavizende, Son de Madera, and others is arguably a Mexican equivalent of Mississippi Delta blues, early Appalachian bluegrass, and Cuba's early soneros (the guajiros who played son in small duos and trios before Beny Moré and others brought Afro-Cuban rhythms to large dance orchestras). Full of Mexican standards like "La Bamba," "Cielito Lindo," and Agustín Lara's "María Bonita," Cuadernos de Mexico often becomes a celebration of Mexico's long musical history -- and it's a collection that lovers of Latin roots music should make a point of obtaining.

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Release Date:
Winter & Winter

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Disc 1

  1. Cielito Lindo  - Marimba Nandayapa
  2. María Bonita  - Marimba Nandayapa
  3. La Petrona  - Marimba Nandayapa
  4. Sones Chiapanecos  - Marimba Nandayapa
  5. Mi Amor Por Ti  - Negro Ojeda
  6. La Bruja  - Negro Ojeda
  7. Que Me Lleve la Tristeza  - Negro Ojeda
  8. El Negro Ojeda Habla  - Negro Ojeda
  9. Mi México  - Negro Ojeda
  10. Cleto el Fufuy  - Negro Ojeda
  11. Albur de Amor  - Negro Ojeda
  12. Las Calles de DF (México City)  - Negro Ojeda
  13. Semejanzas  -  Caminantes
  14. Puruxón Cahuicia  -  Caminantes
  15. Nunca  -  Caminantes
  16. Ella  -  Caminantes
  17. El Metro de DF (México City)  -  Caminantes

Disc 2

  1. Veracruz  -  Colibrí
  2. Son Alegre  -  Colibrí
  3. El Buscapié  -  Son de Madera
  4. Al Golpe del Guatimé: Guatimé  -  Matanga
  5. Zapateado  -  Matanga
  6. Matanga: De Puro Ardor  -  Matanga
  7. La Morenica y la Morena  -  Híkuri
  8. La Iguana  -  Híkuri
  9. Sólo a Ti Te Quiero  - Pancho Tina
  10. Gúugu Huíini  -  Gúugu Huíini
  11. El Pájaro Cú  -  Campechano
  12. La Bamba  -  Campechano
  13. Solo de Guitarra  -  Campechano

Disc 3

  1. El Coco  -  Cojolites
  2. La Sarna  -  Cojolites
  3. Tierra de la Muchacha Bonita  -  Che Dró
  4. Pasión Gola  -  Che Dró
  5. Tata Chenze  -  Che Dró
  6. La Petenera  -  Duo Xavizende
  7. La Sandunga  -  Duo Xavizende
  8. Reina  -  Duo Xavizende
  9. Homenaje a Saúl Martínez  -  Duo Xavizende
  10. Teatro Callejero  -  Banda Musical Don Pepe
  11. La Llorona  -  Banda Musical Don Pepe
  12. Gorrión Hermoso  -  Banda Musical Don Pepe
  13. Corazón Vacío  -  Banda Musical Don Pepe
  14. Organillo  -  Banda Musical Don Pepe
  15. El Amuleto  - Susana Harp
  16. La Martiniana  - Susana Harp
  17. Xquenda  - Susana Harp
  18. Tuxa Ndoko  - Susana Harp
  19. Soliluna  - Susana Harp

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jorge Garcia   Guitar
Carlos Tovar   Percussion,Vocals
Geraldo Avila   Quijada
Günter Mattei   Desaccordee
Norberto Nandayapa   Marimbas
Susana Harp   Vocals
Francisco Toledo Alonso   Vocals
Victor Manuel Figueroa Altamirano   Violin
Carlos Alfonso Bocanegra Bolaños   Percussion
Pablo Campechano   Guitar,Coros,Leona
Silvia Santos Castillo   Vocals,Jarana,Guest Appearance
Teresita DeJesús Islas DeGutiérrez   Vocals,Jarana,Zapateo
Golpe DelGuatimé   Vocals,Requinto,Jarocho Harp
Jatniel Simei Solís Domínguez   Jarana
Cándido Zárate Regalado Che Dró   Guitar,Vocals
Arcadia Noguera Escamilla   Vocals,Jarana
Salvador Hernández Esteva   Tambor
Irán Gómez   Bombo
Nora Lara Gómez   Zapateo
Wilbert González   Vocals,Requinto
Macario Guerra   Tenor Saxophone
Vincente Guerra   Alto Saxophone
Guillermo Morales López   Vocals,Guitarron
Sabino Dalí López   Chirimias
Augustín Marrufo   Guitar,Vocals
Marcelo González Molina   Vocals,Leona
Noé González Molina   Vocals
Guillermo Morales Noguera   Percussion
Negro Ojeda   Vocals
Jesús Camara Pacheco   Coros
Benito Cortes Padua   Vocals,Jarana
Wilbert Paredes   Guitar,Vocals
Zeferino Nandayapa Ralda   Marimbas,Chirimias
Laura Rebolloso   Vocals,Leona
Honorio Robledo   Percussion,Vocals,Jarana,Guest Appearance
Daniel López Romero   Vocals,Jarana,Guest Appearance
Luana Romero   Percussion,Vocals
Fernando Salinas   Vocals,Bajo Sexto
Augustín Ruiz Sánchez   Trumpet
Máximo Santiago Sánchez   Vocals,Requinto
José Luis Santiago   Guitar,Vocals
Pancho Tina   Vocals
José Ángel Gutiérrez Vázquez   Vocals,Requinto,Jarocho Harp
Andrés Vega   Vocals,Jarana
Javier Nandayapa Velasco   Marimbas
Mario Nandayapa Velasco   Marimbas
Óscar Nanadayapa Velasco   Marimbas
Humberto Victorio   Guest Appearance,Leona
Juan Manuel Campechano Yan   Guitar,Vocals
Lorena Campechano Yan   Jarana,Coros
Mariana Campechano Yan   Vocals,Coros
Paolo Campechano Yan   Vocals,Pandeiro
Saúl Bernal Zamudio   Vocals,Jarana

Technical Credits

Agustín Lara   Composer
Stefan F. Winter   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Marimba Nandayapa   Arranger
Miguel Pous   Composer
Son de Madera   Arranger
Alfonso Esparza Oteo   Composer
Domingo Casanova   Composer
Andrés Mayo   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
M. Alejandro   Composer
Mariko Takahashi   Executive Producer
A.J. Lara   Composer
Francisco Toledo Alonso   Contributor
Iván Gómez   Liner Notes
Juventino Gómez   Contributor
Honorio Robledo   Composer
Fernando Salinas   Composer
Ricardo Sánchez Solís   Arranger
Pancho Tina   Contributor
Adrian von Ripka   Mastering

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