SE LLAMA SABROSO (They Call it Tasty) by Zona Franka (a zona franca is a duty-free port) is an exciting introduction of a style called "Changüí con flow", a fusion of traditional rural changüí with rap and other urban Cuban music. As the name of the group implies, various musical styles from around the Americas are also featured. The songs are Cuban classics re-imagined in fresh, clever and innovative new arrangements that far differ from the original versions.
Beyond Salsa Piano is a history and anthology of the role of the piano in the Cuban rhythm section – from its first appearance to the present. In a broader sense, it’s a study of the tumbao – the art of creating music from layers of repeating rhythmic and melodic phrases. Whether these syncopated figures are called tumbaos, guajeos, montunos, riffs or vamps, this Afro-Cuban concept lies at the heart of nearly every popular music genre from salsa to rock , funk, R&B, hiphop and jazz.

While presented as a set of method books, the series doubles as a history course and record collecting guide for listeners, dancers, and players of instruments other than the piano.

Perhaps the most important goal of the series is to provide a comprehensive understanding of how tumbaos are constructed, their central role in the texture of Latin music of all eras, and the endless possibilities they provide for creative composing and arranging.

Llegaron Los Camperos

Artist:   Music of Mexico

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Mariachi 2005 10 0


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# Name Play Time Info
01  Llegaron Los Camperos
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3:35 the countrymen have arrived
02  Jalisco
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8:50 features steam engine train effects
03  Las ciudades
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3:25 a classic "canción ranchera"
04  Jarocho II
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6:26 in the tradition of the sound of Veracruz
05  Jose Alfredo Jimenez
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6:22 featuring a rare unaccompanied vocal duo opening
06  Los dos amantes
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2:30 the two lovers - another classic ranchera
07  Michoacan
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10:10 potpourri of pirecuas, rancheras and hemiolas
08  La noche de mi mal
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3:57 the night of my bad fortune
09  Jarocho I
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7:51 medley that draws from the sound of Veracruz
10  Mexico lindo
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2:48 closing with Los Camperos trademark instrumental finale
Award winning ensemble that performs skillfully arranged versions of classic mariachi melodies and styles of traditional music from many regions of Mexico.

Español - Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano nos trae su sonido mexicano de oro puro, aclamado en conciertos en el Lincoln Center de Nueva York, el Kennedy Center de Washington, DC, el Smithsonian Folklife Festival, y en presentaciones de primera categoría a través del suroeste de los Estados Unidos y México. Llegaron Los Camperos despliega el repertorio de concierto del grupo, además de versiones de melodías clásicas artísticamente arregladas y estilos de música tradicional de muchas de las regiones de México.

English - Nati Cano’s Mariachi Los Camperos brings you their solid-gold Mexican sound acclaimed by audiences in New York’s Lincoln Center, Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and other major venues throughout the United States Southwest and Mexico. Llegaron Los Camperos (Los Camperos Have Arrived) showcases the group’s concert stage repertoire, skillfully arranged versions of classic mariachi melodies and styles of traditional music from many regions of Mexico.