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La Fuerza de la Raiz

by Francisco Herrera

Chican@ Soul of U.S. and Latin American folk, blues, jazz; Soulful vocals and moving guitar and inspiring lyrics/ una mezlca folclórica, blues, jazz y nueva canción/ voz conmovedora, letra inspiradora conocida como Chican@ Soul
Genre: Folk: Political
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1. Tambor
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2. Adios Mi Chaparrita
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3. La Tierra
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4. Caminando
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5. Casas de Cartón
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6. Danny Boy
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7. Fallaste Corazón
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8. Wade in the Water
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9. Madre Madre
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10. Atrevete a Soñar
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11. Desalambrar
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12. Corrido de Rosalio
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13. Dicen Que
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14. Cuando El Pobre
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15. Yo Traigo Flores
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16. Tambor
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BACKGROUND (English follows Spanish)

Francisco Herrera, compone e interpreta canciones con corazón y animo que lleguan al alma y nos muevan a creer en un mundo para tod@s, relaciones justas y la paz que es el resultado de ello. Hay un sueño americano que es mas bien un sueño humano que tuvo Simon Bolivar, para todo este continente americano. A ese sueño le canta Francisco. Escucha los cantos y realiza ese sueño en tu comunidad, iglesia, sindicato, familia.

Francisco dirije el proyecto: Trabajo Cultural CAMINANTE, dedicado a trabajar con organizaciones comunitarias nacionales e internacionales, ayudando a afinar y desarrollar el liderazgo. Cuando el publico despierta y actua, los líderes tiemblan y se comportan, como se dice en el sentido común. La música es nuestra herramienta y vitamina para recordar, animar y guiar el trabajo, alimentando la esperanza y el bien común. A traves de retiros, talleres, conciertos y conferencias El CAMINANTE nos ayuda a creer en nosotros mismos - www.myspace.com/franciscoherrera o caminantecultural.com (bajo construcción)

Francisco Herrera directs CAMINANTE Cultural Work, dedicated to strengthening working people through retreats, workshops, conferences and concerts. Music provides the venue by which folks can bring their communities together to have a good time, listen to very soulful music and look at their community, deciding what it is we need to change. When people get organized leaders tremble and behave. Francisco's interpretation of original and traditional songs helps us believe in each other.

Francisco has been writing and performing for over 35 years, always at the local community level. A true weaver of conscience and story, moving audiences, large and small to work toward a society where there is food, education and land for all, relations based on equality and the peace which results from these. There is a human dream for which we all strive. Francisco's music and performances helps us see it a little more clearly. for more info: www.myspace.com/franciscoherrera or www.caminantecultural.com (under construction)

Recordings:
"Lucha y Esperanza: Songs of Struggle and Hope," 1990, Caminante Records
"Grupo Muy Muy" (as a member of the group), 1992, Caminante Records
Arranger and performer with Rosa Martha Zárate Macías on her Recordings: "Posada Sin Fronteras"- 2001, Composer and Co-producer with Rosa Martha Zarate
"Yo Traigo Flores"- Composer, Producer 2001.

Composer/Musician for the following films:
"Alambrista" (remake of 1971 classic): Producer/Director Robert Young. Musical Producers: José "Dr. Loco" Cuéllar & Greg Landau. September 2001
"Maquila: A tale of two Mexicos," Producer: Saul Landau, Music Producer: Greg Landau Spring 2000
"Bus Rider's Union," Producer: Haskel Wexler: Music Producer Greg Landau, fall 1999
"Beca de Gilas": Producer/Director - Pepe Urquijo, 1999
"Algún Día": Producer/Director - Pepe Urquijo, 1998
"Pan de Muertos": Producer/Director - Luis Vásquez, 1995

Video Production and Music:
Co-Producer, Music coordinator: "Uprooted/ Desarraigado: Refugees of the Global Economy"
Co-producers: Sasha Khoka, Ula Nielsen, Jon Fromer Sept. 2001 (Emmy Nominated)
Co-Producer: "I Cannot Sleep," Spring 1997
Co-producer: Jon Fromer

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Jim George

Inspiring. Makes me wanna play.
Wade on de Water, Desalambra, Cunando El Probre... these songs will grow on you. The vocals are unique and inviting. A good buy.
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Emily Classen

“Francisco Herrera empowers our communities
“Francisco Herrera empowers our communities through our most powerful resources, music and each other.” ~ Emily Claassen
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Leisa Faulkner

Moved to Tears and Action
Before I met Francisco I knew nothing of the impending coup in Haiti. Just a few months after hearing him, I found myself marching through the streets of Cap Haitian with thousands of pro-democracy activists, serving as a human shield for the legitimate elected officials who had been forced to take refuge in the jungle. Since then I have been back seven times over the past three years to deliver medical and school supplies to the children. The power of Francisco's genius is not only his ability to move people's hearts, but also how his heart is able to move people into action.
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morgan zo-callahan

Francisco stirs the Heart
Moving, inspiring, exquisite music and voice.
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Hugo Esparza

El Sentir de la tierra atraves del Migrante
La musica de esta obra es una mezcla de conciencia y sentimiento que juntas expresan el sentir del migrante. La fuerza de la raiz que une al ser humano se siente atravez de la letra de cada cancion y penetra la rason y el alma con su musa.
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Claudia Arroyo

La Fuerza de la Raiz es la fuerza de la tradicion, de la esperanza y la lucha.
La Fuerza de la Raiz crea la magia de escuchar un Disco Compacto envolviendote de pronto en el sentir del inmigrante recien llegado hasta aquel que en sus espaldas lleva una lucha de 1, 2 o mas generaciones. Disolviendo asi la ya triste y vieja barrera entre el que acaba de llegar y el que ya esta aqui. Bien por este proyecto cultural.
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Derrick Tynan-Connolly

Incomparable!
This CD is a journey of heart, imagination and soul. Francisco's voice is incomparable and moves me deeply. I concur with the previous post about the version of Danny Boy. The BEST I've ever heard. I have purchased this CD for many friends and family members.
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guillermo

a capella danny boy tugs on the heart strings.
francisco is truly in a zone: one of a kind music, heart felt with lots of creative, unexpected riffs. i'm a sappy sentimentalist, but his 'danny boy' is surprising and touching.
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Daniella

Songs are wrapped in beauty!
I actually saw Senor Herrera perform at my church this past weekend. He is an amazing musician whose songs come straight from his open and warm soul. The cd is amazing and needs to be heard for it's originality and energy enriched sound.
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Joe

Excellent, soulful folk music
High quality, heartful singing. Francisco's version of "Danny Boy" is unique and one of the best renditions I've heard. If you have to opportunity to hear Francisco live you will not be disappointed.
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