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Catalog: CLL001


The Mexican brass band LOS RURALES surprises with a joyous blend of Oaxacan music and Balkan brass, featuring Roberto Garcia and Jesús Aguaje Ramos of the Buenavista Social Club. Los Rurales are a Mexican band that consists of 5 Oaxacans and 1 Sinaloense who met years ago when they all studied in the Faculty of Music of the University of Veracruz. This is where the story of the sextet starts. Founded as a brass quintet with 2 trumpets, a horn, a tuba and a trombone and later adding a drummer/percussionist, they first played in small local bars, but thanks to their high stage presence and energetic blend of styles, the band was loved by the audiences and soon played outside their hometown and were catapulted onto great forums such as the opening of the exhibition "Around the world on 80 bicycles" plus festivals like Festival Otras Músicas de Oaxaca and El Festival Señor de Chalca in Chalco. As their name makes clear (Los Rurales translates as "those from the countryside"), the band is aware of the importance of the rural origins for all cultures in music. Their own Mexican roots keep that spirit alive in their repertoire that consists of songs, waltzes, tunes and occasional cover versions of earworms like What A Wonderful World and La Bamba. And yet the listener will find elements of Balkan brass which gives the music of Los Rurales a unique and characterful sound that proves a real delight for their ever-growing audience.

Price: $36.98