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“El Cihualteco" by Nati Cano's Mariachi Los Camperos (SFW40459_117)
A traditionalist and a visionary, Nati Cano has both mirrored and shaped the history of mariachi music. He and Los Camperos, the group he founded and directs, have been a fixture in the Los Angeles area and a driving force in the mariachi tradition in North America for more than 40 years.
His longtime association with Linda Ronstadt, backing her up in live performances and on her milestone Canciones de Mi Padre album, helped catapult mariachi music to unprecedented national prominence. In this collection of newly issued material, Cano and Los Camperos perform some of mariachi's most beloved songs with the vibrancy and intensity that distinguish them as one of the finest mariachi bands in the world.
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