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„Mariachi ist eine Tradition, die sich immer noch weiter entwickelt.“(Ruben Herandez). Die 12-köpfige Gruppe hat entscheidend dazu beigetragen, auch dazu, dass Tucson mittlerweile als „Hauptstadt des Mariachi“ gilt. Mariachi, leidenschaftliche Gesänge zu Geigen, Trompeten, Akkordion, Gitarre und Guitarrón (große Bassgitarre), eine von vielen Musiktraditionen in Mexiko. Nicht zuletzt durch Hollywoodfilme der 50er und 60er Jahre gilt Mariachi (der Name stammt entweder vom französischen mariage = Hochzeit oder vom indianischen Wort für Tanzboden ab) jedoch als die mexikanische Musik schlechthin. Für die in den USA lebenden Mexikaner bedeutet Mariachi eine emotionale Brücke zur Heimat. Mariachi Cobre, Anfang der 70er von Randy Carrillo in Tucson, Arizona gegründet, entwickelte sich über die Jahrzehnte zu einer der erfolgreichsten Mariachi-Bands. Über das Walt Disney EPCOT Center in Florida und viele Fernsehshows erreichte Mariachi Cobre Millionen von Menschen.

the project

Forget any mariachi recordings you have ever heard before! Mariachi Cobre is a whole new generation of this traditional Mexican folk music and it will leave you exhilarated. This may be the first time you have ever listened to extremely talented mariachi musicians recorded by the latest digital techniques. The sound is tight and crisp, with every emotional nuance shining through, from joy and love to despair. Trumpets, guitars, violins, and exceptional vocalists combine to produce music that is both strong and sensitive.

You may never have seen such annotation like this before, either. A thirty-page booklet explains the background of mariachi music and contains all the lyrics in both English and Spanish. Mariachi Cobre will appeal to listeners who have enjoyed this type of music for years and to world music fans who are searching for new doors to open their musical horizon.

The pieces on Mariachi Cobre cover a spectrum of traditional Hispanic music. Most come from a Mexican heritage, but there are also selections from Cuba, Puerto Rico and Spain. This release will truly touch the hearts of listeners worldwide.

the artists

Mariachi Cobre is the first release for the internationally acclaimed ensemble by the same name. The thirteen members bring a wealth of talent and experience to the group. Most of the members have been playing together since they were teenagers in Tucson, Arizona, a center for this traditional music and home to the renowned International Mariachi Conference.

Led by brothers Randy and Steve Carrillo, Mariachi Cobre has been a popular group since the late 1960s. Entertaining literally millions of visitors, the ensemble has been the headline performance group at the Mexican Pavilion at Walt Disney World's EPCOT Center since it opened in Florida in 1981. This audiophile recording will enable many more people to enjoy the rousing melodies of Mariachi Cobre.



1 El Gavilán 2'33'
2 Paloma Negra 4'01''
3 El Balajú 2'13"
4 El Pastor 3'12"
5 Guadalajara 3'32"
6 Acuarela Potosina (San Luis Potosí) 3'25"
7 Arriba Pichátaro * 1'47"
8 Popourrí Miguel Aceves Mejía 7'02"
9 El Pasajero 3'23"
10 Granada 4'44"
11 En Mi Viejo San Juan 2'57"
12 El Fuereño 2'08"
13 Tu Nombre Me Sabe A Hierba 1'44"
14 Amorcito Corazón 3'12"
15 La Boda De Luis Alonzo 4'21"
16 El Corrido De Monterrey 4'13"
17 Esta Tarde Vi Llover 3'14"
18 Que Bonita Es Mi Tierra 3'34"
  Total Time: 62'19"