"The only predictable thing about one of their performances is that something peculiarly true and beautiful will surface during the evening."
The Christian Science Monitor
sound clip (~180K, au) "Adios Mujer" from Coplas Y Tonadas
sound clip (~180K, au) "Tierra Mestiza" from Coplas Y Tonadas
sound clip (2 meg) "Gloria from the Misa Criolla
Los Folkloristas was founded in 1966 to preserve and record the traditional music of Mexico and Latin America. They were honored in 1996 at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico with a special concert given in honor of their 30th anniversary and again on their 35th anniversary in 2001. They have recorded more than 30 albums worldwide and contributed to the soundtrack for the award-winning films "El Norte" and "My Family."
With more than 100 instruments in their collection, this seven-member ensemble can perform music from over a dozen different countries and even from pre-Columbian America. They continue to be one of the most popular groups from all of Latin America, receiving the INDIE award in World Music from the National Association of Record Distributors (NAIRD) in 1992 for their Flying Fish recording Mexico!.
Entertaining and equally educational, Los Folkloristas opens the door to a traditional culture, fantastic to both young and old! Be sure to catch them on tour.
What the Press Is Saying about Los Folkloristas
"Consummate musicianship and a healthy dose of showmanship gives an evening which includes moments of ecstatically beautiful music, moments of pathos, and moments of fun, heavy-handed humor."
-- Wisconsin State Journal
"Without a doubt the most important group in Mexico today. . . ."
-- E. Camacho, Excelsior, Mexico City
". . .they created music that reverberated throughout Carnegie Hall electrifying the patrons into a clapping, stomping, and standing ovation."
--Frank Gallagher, White Sulpher Springs, WV
"It is easy to understand why they are popular. They bring together with a special feeling all of the Latin American materials."
-- Donald Smith, Evening Star, Washington, DC
"When the show ended, the seven singer/musicians received an extended ovation interspersed with cheers and bilingual cries for more."
-- Craig Arnott, California Aggie, Davis, CA
management: At Home International Music,
booking: SRO Artists, Inc.