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Arpex - "La Recien Casada (The Newlywed)" [Official Audio]
Listen to the official audio of Arpex's "La Recien Casada (The Newlywed)" from the 2006 album '¡Tierra Caliente! Music from the Hotlands of Michoacán by Conjunto de Arpa Grande Arpex' on Smithsonian Folkways. '¡Tierra Caliente!' is available on CD and digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Spotify: The conjunto de arpa grande (big harp ensemble) is the country cousin of the Mexican mariachi. When the mariachi was transplanted to cities and added trumpets in the mid 20th century, the conjunto de arpa stayed home in the towns and on the ranches of rural Michoacán. Its two violins, two guitars, and harp (that doubles as a drum) play driving sones, sentiment-saturated ranchera songs of love, and farcical valonas (poemic narratives), all with a disarming directness that is the hallmark of one of Mexico's best-kept musical secrets. Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time. ©2008 Smithsonian Institution
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