...me gusta la libertad
Son de Madera/They Are Made Of Wood. I love love love this band, these musicians. I saw Ramón Gutiérrez Hernández, Tereso Vega, and Rubí Oseguera Rueda perform two years ago in DC at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
They’re part of a much larger group of farmer and rancher musicians from Veracruz playing son jarocho - music that has been around in various forms since the late 1700s.
They improvise for hours + you dance for hours.
Here’s the Folkways album, with Dan Sheehy’s & Rubí Oseguera’s liner notes. The first track, Las Poblanas & the fifth track, Cascabel are filling the apartment this morning as Rico packs for his month-long trip to the Carpathian Mountains for his upcoming film!