Calixto – Tarahumara Guitar (2005)

FrontCover1Cakixto is a Tarahumara from Cusárare, a small village located in the Copper Canyon in the state of Chihuahua – where he has lived almost all of his life, except for the occasions when he has to travel to Cuauhtémac or Los Mochis to work picking either apples or grapes.

His interest in music startet at a very early age. During theTarahumara Holyweek celebrations, he plays “pascol” and “matachin” songs with his homemade guitar for the dancers, that, according to their beliefs, preserve the earth.

He started serenading visitors around a camp fire for tips, and someone gave him the idea to record his music and sell it to tourists, that way, he will have more time to practise, find his own style and why not, record the great tradition of Tarahumara guitar from the deep Sierra Madre. (taken from the original liner notes)

Unfortunately you can´t find the titels of these 13 tracks … I don´t know why. But this is a nice addition to every world music collection.

Tarahumara

Tarahumara storehouse and goat shelter

Personnel:
Calixto (guitar, vocals)

BackCover1Tracklist:
01. Track 01 / 3.47
02. Track 02 / 3.42
03. Track 03 / 3.32
04. Track 04 / 2.37
05. Track 05 / 2.10
06. Track 06 / 2.52
07. Track 07 / 2.40
08. Track 08 / 3.02
09. Track 09 / 4.29
10. Track 10 / 4.01
11. Track 11 / 2.35
12. Track 12 / 3.03
13. Track 13 / 2.33

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