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The Marimba of Oaxaca, Mexico

Faustino González Rivera and Silverio Pastelín Navarro
The Marimba of Oaxaca, Mexico

"To the two marimba groups, here presented, we owe the most beautiful old tunes from the state of Oaxaca. The first one is a group of eight men playing on a very large marimba, nearly four meters long. The second group we discovered in a little hut in the outskirts of Oaxaca. Their instrument is small, hardly one meter and a half, and is played by three men. This small marimba has a very special sound, vibrating in an extremely moving way, and itgives a wonderful savor to the languid, sweet music of Oaxaca..."

Lilian Mendelssohn


"A los dos grupos de marimba presentados aquí les debemos los más hermosos temas del estado de Oaxaca. El primero es un grupo de ocho hombres tocando en una marimba grande, de cerca de cuatros metros de extensión. Al segundo grupo lo descubrimos en una pequeña cabaña en las inmediaciones de Oaxaca. El instrumento que utilizan es pequeño, de apenas un metro y medio de largo, y es tocado por tres hombres. Esta marimba tiene un sonido muy hermoso, su conmovedora ondulación procura un dejo maravilloso a la lánguida y dulce música de Oaxaca..."

Lilian Mendelssohn


Track Listing

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La Tortuga (The Turtle) - Son from the Isthmus Faustino González Rivera 2:50
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Pinotepa Nacional - Chilena from Oaxaca Faustino González Rivera 2:34
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Son de Ejutla - Son from Oaxaca Faustino González Rivera 3:01
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Lucero de la Mañana (Morningstar) - Old Son from the Isthmus Faustino González Rivera 3:31
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El Panadero (The Flatterer) - Dance from Oaxaca Faustino González Rivera 3:05
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Salina Cruz - Old Vals from the Isthmus Faustino González Rivera 3:18
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Juanita - Chilena from Oaxaca Faustino González Rivera 3:50
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Flor de Piña (Pineapple Flower) - Son from the Isthmus Faustino González Rivera 2:56
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Son de Poxutla - Son from Oaxaca Faustino González Rivera 2:10
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San Marqueña - Chilena from Oaxaca Silverio Pastelín Navarro 2:20
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Ometepec - Son from Oaxaca-Guerrero Coast Silverio Pastelín Navarro 1:44
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Tortolita (Little Dove) - Vals from Oaxaca Silverio Pastelín Navarro 1:53
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Rasca Petate (Make the Best of Everything) - Dance from Oaxaca Silverio Pastelín Navarro 1:54
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Micaëla - Son from the Isthmus Silverio Pastelín Navarro 2:25

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