Traditional Music from Mexico (ARC Music)
The compilation from ARC features romantic ballads and folk songs from Mexico. It includes a vocal trio accompanied by guitars, requinto, guitarrón, accordion, bass and percussion. Complete original lyrics are in the booklet, with explanations in English, German, French and Spanish.
Trio Azteca was formed in 1979 and has since played throughout the UK and Europe and appeared on British television many times. The album has 24 tracks. Our recommendations are ‘La Morena’ and ‘El Toro Zacamandu’ as well as ‘Ahualulco.’
Author: Madanmohan Rao
Madanmohan Rao is an author and media consultant from Bangalore, and global correspondent for world music and jazz for World Music Central and Jazzuality. He has written over 15 books on media, management and culture, and is research director for YourStory Media. Madan was formerly World Music Editor at Rave magazine and RJ at WorldSpace, and can be followed on Twitter at @MadanRao.