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Los Texmaniacs - "Marina" [Behind The Scenes Documentary]
Los Texmaniacs add creative touches to bring traditional conjunto music to younger audiences. In this acoustic performance of "Marina" on audio engineer Joe Treviño's back porch in San Antonio, Texas, they substitute the guitarrón for the electric bass. The song is featured on their Smithsonian Folkways album 'Borders y Bailes.' 'Borders y Bailes' available on CD and Digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Spotify: Bandcamp: "Hip music that everybody in the world can relate to, with the traditional conjunto elements," says Texmaniacs leader Max Baca of their Texas Mexican sound. Four masterful instrumentalists—Grammy-anointed bajo sexto player Max Baca, accordionist and Tropa F alumnus David Farías, conjunto tejano veteran bassist Óscar García, and multi-instrumentalist Lorenzo Martínez on drums—breathe new life into the century-old music of the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Their mentor and friend, Tejano accordion great Flaco Jiménez, makes a special appearance. "Música hip con la que todo el mundo puede identificarse, y con elementos del conjunto tradicional," así dice Max Baca, líder de los Texmaniacs refiriéndose a su sonido México-Tejano. Cuatro maestros - en el bajo sexto y nominado al Grammy, Max Baca, en el acordeón, alumno de la Tropa F, David Farias, en el bajo, el veterano del conjunto tejano, óscar García, y en la batería el multifacético Lorenzo Martínez - inyectan nueva vida a esta música del Rio Grande con 100 años de historia. Su mentor y amigo, el gran acordeonista Flaco Jiménez, hace una aparición especial. Los Texmaniacs: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: 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.
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4 min 49 sec
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