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Mariachi Los Camperos - "El toro viejo - The Old Bull" (Official Audio)
Listen to Mariachi Los Camperos' “El toro viejo - The Old Bull,” from their Smithsonian Folkways album 'Sones de Mariachi.' A staple of the mariachi repertoire that dates back to the 1920s, "El toro viejo" depicts scenes from rural life. Jesús “Chuy” Guzmán's new arrangement of the standard son offers a spirited contrast of vocal and instrumental call-and-response. Arrangement by Jesús Guzmán Purchase/Stream: Smithsonian Folkways: Bandcamp: All other platforms: With its driving energy and spirited flair, the son has held the essence of mariachi music for more than 150 years. Even today, the modern mariachi dips into the son repertoire to punctuate its performances, evoking boisterous yells and percussive zapateados from its listeners. In Sones de Mariachi, multi-Grammy-winning Mariachi Los Camperos makes its mark on the son legacy, powered by the group’s lauded signature sound and leader Jesús “Chuy” Guzmán’s uplifting arrangements. This meticulously curated mix of popular and lesser-known sones rooted in the western Mexican heartland of mariachi tradition is played with the typical virtuosity, superb vocals, and rhythmic precision of one of the world’s greatest mariachis. En Español: Con su ritmo enérgico y espíritu vivaz, el son ha representado la esencia de la música mariachi por más de 150 años. Incluso hoy, los mariachis modernos incorporan los repertorios del son mexicano para dar vida a sus presentaciones, sucitando gritos y zapateados del público. En su nuevo álbum Sones de Mariachi, el grupo Mariachi Los Camperos, ganadores de varios premios GRAMMY, contribuye al legado del son, impulsado por el distintivo sonido del grupo y los arreglos del maestro Jesús «Chuy» Guzmán. Cuidadosamente compilada, esta colección de sones populares y menos conocidos tiene sus raíces en las tierras mexicanas de donde surgió la tradición mariachi, tocado con el virtuosismo y precisión rítmica que se puede esperar de uno de los mayores exponentes de los mariachis del mundo. Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Support our work! Become a Friend of Folkways: 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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