Sones de Mexico Ensemble | Esta Tierra Es Tuya (This Land Is Your Land)

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Esta Tierra Es Tuya (This Land Is Your Land)

by Sones de Mexico Ensemble

An immigrant's musical manifesto: this Chicago-based ensemble is rooted in Mexican 'son' and plays all-original arrangements: traditional and experimental, from true-to-tradition huapangos and son jarocho to new hybrids of rock, classical and folk.
Genre: World: World Traditions
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1. Yo Vendo Unos Ojos Negros
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2. Interlude #1
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3. Esta Tierra Es Tuya (This Land Is Your Land)
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4. La Presumida
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5. Tabasco Suite: La Chiapanequita, Flor de Maiz, El Tigre
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6. Interlude #2
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7. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major-Second Movement
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8. La Rabia
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9. Interlude #3
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10. Inchapikua (Las Mariposas)
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11. Eres Bella Flor
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12. Jarabe Planeco
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13. La Llorona
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14. Interlude #4
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15. Four Sticks
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16. Los Panaderos (El Huateque, El Colas, Que Bonita Bandera!)
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17. Epilogue
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
NOTICE: This CD is now distributed by Ryko and is available in retail outlets across the U.S. including Waldenbooks, Borders and Barnes & Noble. It also ships worldwide by online orders here and on Amazon.com. Thanks for your continued interest in our music!
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GRAMMY® Nominated for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album in 2008!
Latin GRAMMY® Nominated for Best Folk Album 2007!
Featured on NPR's "Morning Edition" and PRI's "The World" in November 2007

“After 13 years in the U.S., these overachievers bring so much authenticity to the regional folk styles, so much virtuosity to the orchestral excursions (on which they play over 50 all-acoustic instruments), and so much fun to everything they touch, that you can’t help but surrender to their creativity.”— Bob Tarte, The Beat (Los Angeles)

This CD includes twelve original, all-acoustic arrangements (and five connecting interludes with an impressionistic collage of spoken interviews) that range from the traditional to the experimental, including, as its title track, a norteño version of Woodie Guthrie’s classic American folk song, sung mostly in Spanish. A song once inspired by the plight of Great Plains farmers exiled in California during the 1930s Dust Bowl Depression Era, “This Land Is Your Land” remains relevant today and speaks to America’s national debate over immigration.

ESTA TIERRA ES TUYA includes folk songs from various regions of Mexico played on over 50 authentic Mexican folk instruments meticulously recorded in high-fidelity stereo. The songs include “La Presumida,” “La Rabia,” “Jarabe Planeco,” “La Llorona,” “La Mariposa,” “Tabasco Suite,” and “Los Panaderos.” The CD also features “Eres Bella Flor,” an original composition by Music Director Víctor Pichardo written in a chilena style from Mexico’s Southwest, and “Yo Vendo Unos Ojos Negros,” a Chilean folk song played to an Afro-Mexican rhythm, a tribute to a historic migration of South American Blacks to Mexico in the 1850s.

The ensemble’s experimental forays take them into baroque music with J.S. Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Second Movement in G-major” played with son jarocho instruments and a brass quintet led by CSO trumpet player John Hagstrom. They also venture into the realm of hard rock with a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Four Sticks,” an unusual piece in 5/8 time that Sones de México Ensemble performs as an energetic Aztec dance.

The album includes a booklet with song lyrics and a guide to over 50 musical instruments used to make this recording.


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Heard the interview on NPR, loved the music, the attitude, the motivation. Keep the CD in both cars. Already regret the fact that I ordered only two copies. Jeez, should have bought a whole bunch to spread this incredible music. One minor thing for the next edition, please add a translation.

KB Ceronie

esta tierra is tuya
Beautiful! I heard the NPR feature & tracked down the CD. I'm soooo glad I did! I grew up in New Mexico, and teh music of Sones de Mexico took me right back there. It warms my heart.

Bob Grace

Esta Tierra Es Tuya
Just as impressive as I thought it would be after hearing about it on NPR. They cover a very diverse repertoire while maintaining uncompromising virtuosity on every tune. A real tour de force.

John Heer

ear opening
very cool stuff. eclectic because it covers so many music genres, but very tastefully done in all settings. especially liked the Brandenburg Concerto and the Led Zeppelin pieces. What a mix! Recommended.

Peter Linehan

Esta Tierra Es Tuya
This is a wonderful sound. I heard the NPR story and the Bach piece is what cinched it for me. I will enjoy listening to this over and over to appreciate the complexities. I didn't know that Mexico had such a rich musical heritage.

Elizabeth

Esta Tierra es Tuya
How lucky to be listening to NPR when this fantastic group was featured! I went on an immediate search for the CD. Although completely assimilated and living in New England, my roots are 500 years deep in New Mexico and this music moved my soul. Mil gracias! I hope you can come to Boston in the near future and perform your wonderful music!

Mary Anne Hinchey

Esta Tierra Es Tuya
¡Compré 2 de éstos - 1 para mí y 1 para un regalo de Navidad - Espectacular - gran arte! ¡Yo tan he sido movido digo todos yo sé acerca de ello!

Gregory Heiertz

Esta Tierra Es Tuya
Fantastic album. I heard the NPR piece and immediately ordered the cd. What a find. I'm planning to buy more for gifts, and I ordered their other two cds from cdbaby.

Ilze Choi

Esta terra es Tuya
I have always loved Mexican music, the traditional kind with the trumpets and fiddles or a wonderful melody in waltz rhythm. This CD has several of these kinds of traditional Mexican music: track 11 Eres Bella Flor or track 16, Los Panaderos. I also love the title song, Esta Terra es Tuya, es mia which I believe in so much. Mexico and the US are joined in so many ways. A great innovation and fun is to hear the Brandenburg Concerto. Finally, thanks to CD Baby and their entertaining e-mails.

Mel Menendez

Sones de Mexico
This CD SUCKS...every ounce of boredom outta you. Made me want to get up and dance to every song! Its great.
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