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Dear friends, please consider supporting our new album of vintage Mexican rancheras y corridos. With your support it will release in October. ¡Puro corazon!

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“Alma Campirana” (Country Soul) will be an album of vintage Mexican songs in the country campirana style of the 1950’s and 60’s. Set to acoustic folk guitars, the Los Cenzontles quartet brings vigor and freshness to classic rancheras and corridos, echoing past groups like Las Palomas, Las Jilguerillas and Las Hermanitas Nuñez.

Los Cenzontles’ celebrated vocal duet of Fabiola Trujillo and Lucina Rodriguez chose songs for “Alma Campirana” with which they have deep personal connections. The two spent parts of their childhoods in Mexican pueblos in Zacatecas and Jalisco, born into musical families. And although they immigrated to California, they maintain deep connections to their roots. “Alma Campirana” also features Eugene Rodriguez on 12-string guitar and vocals, and Emiliano Rodriguez on bass. Lucina Rodriguez plays Mexican folk guitars vihuela and guitarra de golpe as well as zapateado percussive dance.

The song list of “Alma Campirana” includes rancheras, country style songs of love, “Ojitos Verdes” and “El Columpio” and tragic corridos “Pelo de Oro” and “El Asesino” as well as corridos of the Mexican revolution “La Rielera” and “El Sepulcro de Zapata”.

Los Cenzontles are based at their Cultural Arts Academy in San Pablo, CA in the San Francisco East Bay Area. Since 1989 they teach, create media and have recorded and performed with a broad list of Mexican folk and world music artists that include Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, The Chieftains, Flaco Jiménez, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, and many more.

Check out all of the fun rewards you can get, in addition to knowing that you are helping to perserve our heritage.  We only have a short time to raise funds, make your contribution now!

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