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Fiesta Mexicana: Mexican Songs & Stories
     

Fiesta Mexicana: Mexican Songs & Stories

by Sones de México Ensemble Chicago
 
Albums aimed at children, or at families, can be tricky propositions. All too often they're very twee, enough to make the average adult cringe and for children to ignore them. This disc, which aims to introduce Mexican culture and music, has an especially difficult task, since it works to be bilingual, too. With a lot to overcome, See more details below

Overview

Albums aimed at children, or at families, can be tricky propositions. All too often they're very twee, enough to make the average adult cringe and for children to ignore them. This disc, which aims to introduce Mexican culture and music, has an especially difficult task, since it works to be bilingual, too. With a lot to overcome, Fiesta Mexicana does a superb job, covering a lot of ground over the space of two CDs, from dances to the Mexican legend of how the earth was made. Included are two different versions of "La Bamba," which do more than just play the rock & roll classic, but also illustrate its history. By having one disc in English -- with some Spanish -- and the other all in Spanish, the linguistic bases are well covered. All the pieces are well-connected, and together they make an interesting and entertaining introduction to Mexico.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/2010
Label:
Cd Baby
UPC:
0822052041028
catalogNumber:
5637604634
Rank:
104389

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Performance Credits

Sones de México Ensemble Chicago   Primary Artist
Ella Jenkins   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Steve Eisen   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Dan Zanes   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Sunny Sauceda   Button Accordion,Guest Appearance
Juan Díes   Vocals,Guitarron,Rainstick,Shaker,Guiro,Bajo Sexto,Upright Bass,Slide Whistle,Requinto,Guitar (Nylon String),Spoken Word,Train Whistle,Wind Whistle,Group Member
Victor Garcia   Trumpet,Guest Appearance
Lorena Iñiguez   Vihuela,Conch Shell,Group Member
Juan Rivera   Mandolin,Violin,Vocals,Vihuela,Animal Sounds,Group Member
Víctor Pichardo   Mandolin,Drums,Steel Guitar,Vocals,Vihuela,Conch Shell,Huapanguera,Guitar (Nylon String),Reed Flute,Chirimias,Group Member
Zacbé Pichardo   Harp,Marimbas,Cajon,Guiro,Wood Block,Group Member
Javier Saume   Bongos,Drums,Maracas,Marimbas,cowbell,Guiro,Group Member

Technical Credits

Gonzalo Roig   Composer
Jim Massoth   Engineer
Jonathan Mover   Engineer
Ritchie Valens   Arranger
Steve Yates   Engineer
Rob Friedman   Engineer
Francisco Gabilondo Soler   Composer
Juan Díes   Composer,Producer
Sones de México Ensemble Chicago   Producer
Víctor Pichardo   Arranger,Composer,Music Direction
Alec Dempster   Cover Art
Gervasio López   Composer
Julio Rodríguez Agustín   Composer

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