Checo Alonso – Lluvia De Cuerdas

Checo AlonsoEthnomusicologist, educator, and recording artist, Sergio “Checo” Alonso is a native of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. The son of Mexican immigrants from Guadalajara and San Luis Potosi, Alonso began his research on Mexican and Latin American music in 1994 as an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he concentrated on the performance of the Mexican mariachi and jarocho traditions, studying the vihuela, jarana, guitarron and especially the trumpet and harp. His exploration of Mexican folk music led him to study with some of Mexico’s most revered folk musicians, including jarocho harp virtuoso Alberto de la Rosa and mariachi legend Nati Cano. In 1998 he received his bachelor’s degree in ethnomusicology from UCLA’s School of the Arts and Architecture and later earned his masters degree in cross cultural education.

Released: Jan 1, 2010
Label: Huitzil Music


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