The rich music of Texas is one of the influences of Nieuwe Helden / New Heroes, an acoustic band from The Netherlands. Their upcoming trip to Texas in 2009 has been the inspiration for this CD. On ¡Manos Arriba! you hear how Nieuwe Helden spice up their repertoire with tejano, latin and caribbean flavor. Nieuwe Helden are Kok de Koning (Vocals, Diatonic Accordion), Jan Paul van der Hoeven (Vocals, Double Bass), Remco Posthumus (Vocals, Guitar, Bajo Sexto) and Sascha Pöpping (Drums, Percussion).
Description of the songs and the artists who recorded them.
1. Chicana Preciosa: a ranchera tribute to the hispanic women from Texas by Esteban Jordan
2. Only A Fool Breaks His Own Heart: our ska version of Mighty Sparrow 70's hitsingle in The Netherlands
3. Ru-Gil: uncommon polka by Los Dos Gilbertos
4. Como Fue: famous Cuban bolero sung by Beny Moré
5. Jamas: nice ranchera waltz by Los Pavos Reales
6. Caribbean Moon: 70's novelty song by Kevin Ayers from UK
7. Magia De Amor: early Freddy Fender ballad
8. Polka Tamaulipas: catchy norteño polka by Los Montañeses del Alamo