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    Smithsonian Folkways to Release ¡Soy Salvadoreño! Chanchona Music from Eastern El Salvador by Los Hermanos Lovo on September 13

    On September 13, two days before Salvadoran independence day, Smithsonian Folkways will release¡Soy Salvadoreño!, an album of chanchona music by the El Salvadoran expatriate family-band Los Hermanos Lovo. The collection, comprised of Salvadoran standards, borrowed songs from other genres, and two original compositions, stands as a true representation of the musical style that's become synonymous with the group’s homeland.

    Listen to "Las Tres Fronteras"

    ¡Soy Salvadoreño! is the 33rd release in the Smithsonian Folkways Tradiciones/Traditions series since 2002. The series, a co-production with the Smithsonian Latino Center, showcases the diverse musical heritage of the 50 million Latinos living in the USA.

    Los Hermanos Lovo feature dual-violin melodies and dance-inducing cumbia rhythms. Listeners will also hear the signature lobo ("wolf") howls and dance to the fast-paced merengue rhythms.