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Music of Old California

by Arias Troubadours

Music of Early California
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Zacatecas
3:18 album only
2. La Golondrina
3:54 album only
3. La Jamaca
2:19 album only
4. La Noche esta Serena
3:20 album only
5. Carmen Carmlea
2:30 album only
6. Manton de Manila
3:16 album only
7. Cielito Lindo
3:06 album only
8. Varsiovana
1:56 album only
9. La Madre del Cordero
2:24 album only
10. La Spañola
3:35 album only
11. El Mas Bonito Pie
3:17 album only
12. El Capotin
2:01 album only
13. Alegrias
2:12 album only
14. El Relicario
3:17 album only
15. Cielito Lindo (reprise)
0:40 album only
16. La Marianita
3:53 album only
17. El Zefiro
3:26 album only
18. Adios Adios Amores
2:46 album only
19. Camila Mia
4:26 album only
20. Ramona
2:12 album only
21. La Golondrina (reprise)
1:58 album only


Album Notes
In 1924 Jose Arias was invited to participate in the Ramona Pageant by Garnet Holme (Director and Producer)and to bring his ensemble of Musicians, Singers and Dancers. The original group included his brother-in-law Antonio Corral and every year since then the Arias/Corral family have been the musicians, singers and dancers for the play and this year the group now includes the fourth-generation.
In 1915 on the occasion of the Panama -California Exposition in San Diego, Ca. Jose Arias founded the Arias Troubadours not only to entertain audiences but to continue the traditions and influences of music in early California. The lifestyle of the fun-filled gatherings and hospitality of the founding families of early California are brought forth in the informal melodies of the Arias Troubadours.

Although California is rich in history, few are aware of its beginning which led up to the Gold Rush of 1849. Until this population-boom came, the life styles were formed as ranchos and their social gatherings took place in the haciendas which were at far distances since many ranchos were 50,000 acres and larger. A few days journey were required so the visits were on special occasions and for days at a time. Of course these fiestas were a time for everyone to gather to socialize, sing and dance with the music inspired by their different cultural backgrounds. In the early days of California the residents were from many lands such as Spain and other European countries including France, Austria, Ireland and Poland and of course step-mother Mexico.
In the description of early California music, Journalist and Folklorist Charles F. Loomis said "There were songs of the soil and songs of poets and of troubadours in this far, lone, beautiful, happy land."
It has been decades since this music has been recorded and some of this music has never been recorded.
As a special feature we are fortunate to have recovered a recording made in 1981 performed by Mauricio Jara, The feature actor as Alessandro and then director for years of the Ramona Pageant. Of course the song is Ramona.
We hope you enjoy this music – The Arias Troubadours.



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Jehnean Washington

The Music od the Ramona Pageant
I love this cd. I have been waiting for this music to come out for a long time. I have seen this group perform live and they are a real class act. Thank you Arias Troubadours for making this music available to the public. You are much appreciated. Many blessings to you all!

Frances Orr

So moving it brought me to tears! Love it.
Music our family was brought up with. It brings many fond memories and emotions. Thank you.

lauren reeves-grandaughter of Anotonio Arias

I cant believe I saw my grandpa on ya'lls website. Thats my grandpa with the guitarra. I love ya'll CD its relaxing.

Thank you!