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¡Soy Salvadoreño! Chanchona Music from Eastern El Salvador

¡Soy Salvadoreño! Chanchona Music from Eastern El Salvador
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The low-slung mountains and rural villages of eastern El Salvador are home to one of the most joyous yet little-known regional musics of Latin America. Called chanchona—“big pig,” the local name for the string bass—it is music made by and for country people. When the family group Los Hermanos Lovo fled the civil war of the 1980s and 1990s, they took their homegrown music with them to Washington, D.C. There, the lively sounds of the cumbia are as much an invitation to dance as a way of creating a sense of “home” and cultural solidarity. 14 tracks, 51 minutes, 36-page booklet, bilingual notes.This album is part of the Smithsonian Folkways Tradiciones/Traditions series of Latino music albums, produced with support by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

Track Listing

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El carnaval de mi tierra (The Carnival of My Land) Los Hermanos Lovo 3:20
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102
La salvadoreña (The Salvadoran Woman) Los Hermanos Lovo 3:11
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103
Amapulapa Los Hermanos Lovo 3:46
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104
Así somos nosotros (That's How We Are) Los Hermanos Lovo 3:50
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105
El delincuente (The Delinquent) Los Hermanos Lovo 3:28
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106
Canto a mi patria (I Sing to My Homeland) Los Hermanos Lovo 4:03
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107
Las tres fronteras (The Three Borders) Los Hermanos Lovo 3:37
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108
La moneda (The Coin) Los Hermanos Lovo 4:52
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109
El carnaval de San Miguel (The San Miguel Carnival) Los Hermanos Lovo 3:01
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110
El carbonero (The Charcoal Maker) Los Hermanos Lovo 2:37
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111
Aunque me duela perderte (Even Though It Pains Me to Lose You) Los Hermanos Lovo 3:21
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112
El mojado (The Wetback) Los Hermanos Lovo 4:30
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113
Viajando por América (Traveling through America) Los Hermanos Lovo 4:03
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La secretaria (The Secretary) Los Hermanos Lovo 3:21