Conjunto De Arpa Grande / Tierra Caliente: Music From The Hotlands Of Michoacan
Album: Tierra Caliente: Music From The Hotlands Of Michoacan   Collection:World
Artist:Conjunto De Arpa Grande   Added:Jul 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-08-13 Pull Date: 2006-10-15 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 15 Oct 1 Sep 24 Sep 17 Sep 10 Sep 3 Aug 27 Aug 20
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 10, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemianh
Vuela, paloma
4. Sep 12, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
Paseando por Michoacan
2. Sep 26, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
El Huilotero
5. Sep 05, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
La Renca
3. Sep 19, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
El Perro
6. Aug 29, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
La Renca

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-08-01
Conjunto de Arpa Grande (big harp ensemble) plays music that is similar to mariachi. The ensemble comes from the Mexican state of Michoacan. Two violins, two guitars, and a harp (that can be used as a drum) and vocals, often in falsetto. Upbeat sons, rancheras and other sounds. The harps are a bit plinky, but in a good way. Expertly-played folk music, every track worth it worth playing, but I really liked these:

1. Light, bouncy, midtempo good vocals. Too short.
2. Bright, toe-tapping w/tripping vocals & extra good strings.
3. Fast son with a fun melody & a happy sound.
4. Upbeat son w/nice blend of strings & fast vocals.
5. Relaxed and romantic ranchera with an old-fashioned feel.
8. Fast vocal duet. Lively strings & catchy melody.
11. Uptempo w/a clap-along sort of feeling.
12. Midtempo vocal duet w/good use of harp.
16. Fun, catchy, upbeat love song.
17. Tripping strings, soaring vox, upbeat.

Track Listing
1. Espinas De Alma   9. El Gallito Giro
2. El Huilotero   10. El Pasajero
3. El Perro   11. La Renca
4. El Son de Sanchez   12. Yo Quiero A Maria
5. Vuela, paloma   13. El Jarabe Ranchero
6. La Recien Casada   14. Ay, Que Alta Viene la Luna
7. La Godornia   15. Son Del Ranchero
8. Paseando por Michoacan   16. Linda Chiquilla
  17. Son Del Veinte