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Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
Forget any mariachi recordings you have ever heard before! Mariachi Cobre is a whole new generation of this traditional Mexican folk music and it will leave you exhilarated. This may be the first time you have ever list... more »
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Forget any mariachi recordings you have ever heard before! Mariachi Cobre is a whole new generation of this traditional Mexican folk music and it will leave you exhilarated. This may be the first time you have ever listened to extremely talented mariachi musicians recorded by the latest digital techniques. The sound is tight and crisp, with every emotional nuance shining through, from joy and love to despair. Trumpets, guitars, violins, and exceptional vocalists combine to produce music that is both strong and sensitive.You may never have seen such annotation like this before, either. A thirty-page booklet explains the background of mariachi music and contains all the lyrics in both English and Spanish. Mariachi Cobre will appeal to listeners who have enjoyed this type of music for years and to world music fans who are searching for new doors to open their musical horizon.The pieces on Mariachi Cobre cover a spectrum of traditional Hispanic music. Most come from a Mexican heritage, but there are also selections from Cuba, Puerto Rico and Spain. This release will truly touch the hearts of listeners worldwide.
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Mark J. Fowler | Okinawa, Japan | 11/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mariachi Cobre are a talented assembly of musicians - Other than Mariachi Vargas I can't think of any Mariachi band more accomplished. Their performances are full of fire and passion and virtuosity. All of their recordings are national treasures (They are essentially THE American Mariachi), and this is their masterpiece.
There are many highlights among the generous 18 tracks, but I have to single out "El Balaju" - in years of loving Mariachi music I have not come across a better performance. Good Mariachi music is instantly identified by the complex rhythms laid down by the guitarrons and strings, the beautiful lines on the violins and the brassy pronouncements from the trumpets, but especially by the fiery vocals. There is nothing that drives from my ears to my marrow more certainly than a skillfully rendered Mariachi chorus from a group of beautifully harmonized voices. "El Balaju" combines all of these elements in a way that is astonishing. I challenge anyone to listen to it remaining stationary. The many other recordings mix slow ballads with up-tempo raucous romps, complex instrumentals with beautiful vocals. The only thing better than listening to this recording is listening to Mariachi Cobre in person - preferably with margarita in hand! Esto es muy bueno!"
Mark J. Fowler | 10/31/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD in Tucson while on vacation.We drove 9 hr. back home and listened to that CD over and over. It's great - so many different instrumentals. Especially love the guitar pieces. I had heard about Mariachi Cobre and boy, they were right on."
Just Like They Sound Live
Mark J. Fowler | 01/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you have been to the Mexican pavilleon in Epcot center, you might have caught this very talented group performing there. I did and was impressed enough to buy their CD. I think the CD is wonderful.If it sounds polished it is because the group actually sounds that polished live. This is no sad sacked trio annoying you at your table in a mexican eatery, this is a serious group who are obviously trying to uphold a proud tradition of Mexican folkloric music. I would recommend this CD to anyone who wants something fun and different, and I would urge anyone who goes to Epcot center to see this group perform live."