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Chapinlandia - Marimba Music of Guatemala

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Chichicastenango
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¿Por qué será?
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Mi Lorena linda
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Cobán
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Recuerdos de un amigo
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Los Trece
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Lágrimas de Thelma
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Linda morena
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Ferrocarril de los Altos
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Luna de Xelajú
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Juventud antigüeña
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San Francisco de Asís
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Soy de Zacapa
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Río Polochic
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Noches de Escuintla
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Migdalia Azucena
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Noche de luna en las ruinas
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Tristezas quetzaltecas
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Bella Guatemala
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 19   Total Length: 75:42

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I'm so proud to be Guatemalan

EMUSIC-01BB8F71

My heart is fullfilled with joy and memories from marimba, I miss my Guatemala so bad. Thanks for this music

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Ferrocarril de los Altos

edchic

Wow! It was so great to find this. I grew up listening to Marimba and all these songs with my mom and dad; I've actually started crying. It brought back my childhood and now downloaded I can play it to my children so they can have a little bit of my culture - Guatemalan and proud.

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They Say All Music Guide

Those expecting Guatemalan marimba music to sound in any way picturesquely primitive, or even folky in any meaningful sense, might be shocked by this disc, which features the locally prominent ensemble Marimba Chapinlandia playing a variety of compositions from throughout the 20th century, focusing on the marimba ensemble style that came into its own at around the turn of that century. Featuring multiple marimba players gathered around two or three instruments (as well as accompanying players on bass and drums), the program includes foxtrots, Mexican-influenced corridos, Cuban son, waltzes, boleros, and other dance styles, all of them played in what is a sometimes startlingly smooth and sometimes frankly sentimental style that borders on the schmaltzy. The simple melodies and rather saccharine harmonies of tunes like “Chichicastenango” and “Cobán” shouldn’t lull you into missing the sophistication of the arrangements or the rich layers of texture that the ensemble creates, however. In addition to carrying on the traditional sound of the Guatemalan marimba ensemble, this group has also provided the valuable service of preserving music by such notable Guatemalan composers as Paco Pérez, Domingo Bethancourt, and Froilán Rodas Santizo. Highly recommended. – Rick Anderson

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