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Musicians Farmers and Poets

by Nicaraguan Fair Trade Farmers

Folk guitar songs played by Nicaraguan farmers recorded live on location
Genre: World: World Traditions
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1. la brincona
Los Recopilidores
1:24 $1.39
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2. madre incomparable
Los Recopilidores
3:29 $1.99
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3. la canalito
Grupo "La Cultura del Cafe"
3:28 $1.39
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4. morena consentida
Grupo Flor de Pino
2:26 $1.19
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5. la quebradita
Grupo "La Cultura del Cafe"
2:18 $1.19
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6. la tigra
Los Recopilidores
2:11 $1.19
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7. amor sonado
Los Recopilidores
2:31 $1.39
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8. la recolecta la rojito
Grupo "La Cultura del Cafe"
1:52 $1.19
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9. corrido a achuapa
Grupo Dos Amigos
4:17 $1.19
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10. flor de mi colina
Grupo "La Cultura del Cafe"
2:28 $1.19
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11. gusanito de seda
Los Recopilidores
2:21 $1.19
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12. guerrero del amor
Grupo Dos Amigos
3:11 $1.19
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13. cumbia cafetalera
Los Recopilidores
2:24 $1.19
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14. grito del bolo
Grupo Flor de Pino
1:54 $1.39
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15. mujercita de mi pueblo
Los Recopilidores
2:27 $1.19
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16. vaca chota
Grupo Flor de Pino
1:42 $1.39
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Tucked away atop Nicaraguan mountains and volcanoes, coffee farmers create passionate music about their rich, vivid culture. Finally, these unique and raw sounds have been recorded so they can be shared and experienced. Four groups of coffee farmers played for this album giving it a great representation of Nicaraguan traditional folk music.

We recorded these musicians totally live on a mobile direct to CD recorder in various locations- a coffee farm kitchen, in the HQ of CECOCAFEN coop in Managua- and after pushing our bus up several almost impassable Nicaraguan mountain roads we recorded in an old wooden storage barn in Achuapa. A town where the main transportation is on horseback.

Communication between the Sound Engineer SD Ineson and the musicians was accomplished via two other people Heather Putnam translating English to Spanish to Andres Ramon who converted those ideas into musical directions for the
groups.

The musicians played many songs (some with a history of 300 years!), and demonstrated how completely music and poetry is intrinsically entwined with their life as farmers, and the culture of Nicaragua.

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Tulio Solorzano

I heard Flor de mi colina in the 80's before
I heard "Flor de mi colina" in the early 80's while I was growing up in Nicaragua, before I moved to the states. Therefore, there is no way you produced the original songs! These are reproductions! Nice though!!
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T.M. Scruggs

wonderful clear recording
Very talented musicians who received the high qualtiy recording treatment they deserve: great job!
Flor de mi Colina is a classic by Camilo Zapata, who came up with the rhythm now known as "son nica." I'm signed up to get a copy when it comes in, but from the 30 sec. sample "Guerrero del Amor" sounds like a corrido extolling virtues of "Limar"(?)--I can't quite make out the name! But "Guerrero del Amor" remains the best known song by Duo Guardabarranco, from early 1980s.
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Stephen Ineson

I recorded this Album
Hi, I recorded this album. Yes "Flor de mi Colina" is a well known song in Nicaragua written by Otto de la Rocha. This is credited on the album, and therefore our recording is a 'cover version'. I'm sure this song has been available in other versions for a long period. Also the wholesale profit from this recording is sent back to Nicaragua as royalties.
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T.M. Scruggs

couple of small corrections
The song "Guerrero de Amor" here is not that song, but a corrido composed locally extolling the beauty of Limay. The song "Guerrero..." is one of the best known in Nicaragua, composed by Salvador Cardenal Barquero, who passed away in 2010.
"Flor de mi Colina"is in fact by Camilo Zapata -- Otto would never claim credit for it! There was some kind of confusion about these two songs.

Which are teeny tiny details for an effort, both the quality of recordings and the return of any profits to the musicians, which is wonderful and worthy of all the support we can give it. With the demise of the CD industry people won't run across it in the impoverished "Central America" section in the few stores left -- too bad, it's one of the way people find music and this would be a great intro. to the folk music of the northern highlands. Good job and if possible bring us more!
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Brad Wilson

Buenos
A remarkable collection of some of the most charming and bouyant music you'll ever hear but never hear anywhere else.
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