Son de Madera – Las Orchestas del Día

Son de MaderaAt the forefront of the movement to revive the rousing son jarocho music of Veracruz, Mexico, Son De Madera embraces a dynamic convergence of authentic Mexican rhythms and contemporary folk melodies. Their 2006 Moondo Records release, Las Orquestas Del Día(“the orchestras of the day”), liberates a history rich with tradition and welcomes a new generation of cross-border cultures with a fresh, earthy sound.

Recorded in Mexico City and produced by members of the Latin-rock group Quetzal, East L.A.’s Afro-jarocho fusion band, this work is authentic and full of surprises. Standards such as “La Bamba” and “El Cascabel” are barely recognizable with unfamiliar verses and revelatory reworkings, but the balance of original material on the album is reminiscent of the classic traditions that make Son De Madera an important part of the growing Latin music community.

Release Date: March 14, 2006
Label: Moondo Records


Credits: Robert Carranza Producer; Quetzal Flores Art Direction, Photography, Producer; Edson Gianesi Art Direction, Photography; Martha González Producer; Rocío Marron Coro, Viola, Violin; Dante Pascuzzo Double Bass, Producer; Juan Perez Ampeg Baby Bass, Double Bass, Group Member; Juan Carlos Quintero Executive Producer; Jose Ramirez Art Direction, Cover Painting, Photography; Joe Sherbanee Executive Producer; Son de Madera Primary Artist.

Track Listing:

  1. Presentación
  2. El Pájaro Cu
  3. Los Juiles
  4. La Lucha
  5. La Marea
  6. La Fantasía De Santiago
  7. ¿Porqué Ando Todavía Callejero?
  8. Los Chiles Verdes
  9. El Butaquito
  10. El Cascabel
  11. En Pocas Palabras
  12. La Bamba
  13. La Llorocita
  14. Jarana De Godo
  15. Aguanieves Con Zapateado