South Of Heavens Chanting Mermaids by Rodrigo y Gabriela

South Of Heavens Chanting Mermaids by Rodrigo y Gabriela (2000-)

Rodrigo y Gabriela Rodrigo y Gabriela are a Mexican musical duo who specialize in playing fast, rhythmic acoustic guitars. The duo’s members are Rodrigo Sanchez, lead guitar, and Gabriela Quintero, rhythm guitar and percussion. The duo met in Mexico City while playing in a thrash metal band called “Tierra Ácida.”

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Ixtapa by Rodrigo y Gabriela

Ixtapa by Rodrigo y Gabriela (2000-)

Rodrigo y Gabriela Rodrigo y Gabriela are a Mexican musical duo who specialize in playing fast, rhythmic acoustic guitars. The duo’s members are Rodrigo Sanchez, lead guitar, and Gabriela Quintero, rhythm guitar and percussion. The duo met in Mexico City while playing in a thrash metal band called “Tierra Ácida.”

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Tamacun by Rodrigo y Gabriela

Tamacun by Rodrigo y Gabriela (2000-)

Rodrigo y Gabriela Rodrigo y Gabriela are a Mexican musical duo who specialize in playing fast, rhythmic acoustic guitars. The duo’s members are Rodrigo Sanchez, lead guitar, and Gabriela Quintero, rhythm guitar and percussion. The duo met in Mexico City while playing in a thrash metal band called “Tierra Ácida.”

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Folia de Espana Variation 16 (Tremolo) by Manuel Ponce

Folia de Espana Variation 16 (Tremolo) by Manuel Ponce (1882-1948)

Manuel Maria Ponce Manuel Ponce was a Mexican composer active in the 20th century. His work as a composer, music educator and scholar of Mexican music connected the concert scene with a usually forgotten tradition of popular song and Mexican folklore. Many of his compositions are strongly influenced by the harmonies and form of traditional songs.

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Historia de Un Amor by Carlos Almaran

Historia de Un Amor (version 2) by Carlos Eleta Almarán

Carlos Almaran Historia de un Amor (Spanish for “a love story”) is a song about a man’s old love written by Panamanian songwriter Carlos Eleta Almarán. It was written after the death of his brother’s wife. It is also in the soundtrack of a 1956 Mexican movie of the same name starring Libertad Lamarque. The song tells of a man’s suffering after his love has disappeared. It may be interpreted that love is a story for a woman but it’s just an episode for a man.

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History de Un Amor by Carlos Almaran

History de Un Amor by Carlos Eleta Almarán

Carlos Almaran Historia de un Amor (Spanish for “a love story”) is a song about a man’s old love written by Panamanian songwriter Carlos Eleta Almarán. It was written after the death of his brother’s wife. It is also in the soundtrack of a 1956 Mexican movie of the same name starring Libertad Lamarque. The song tells of a man’s suffering after his love has disappeared. It may be interpreted that love is a story for a woman but it’s just an episode for a man.

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Besame Mucho by Consuelo Velasquez

Besame Mucho by Consuelo Velázquez (1916–2005)

ulli boegershausen “Bésame Mucho” is also known by translated names such as “Kiss Me Much,” “Kiss Me a Lot,” “Kiss Me Again and Again was composed by Consuelo Velázquez. She was a Mexican concert pianist, songwriter and recording artist. This piece was arranged for the guitar by Ulli Boegershausen a German solo guitarist and guitar teacher.

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Frenesi by Alberto Dominguez

Frenesi by Alberto Dominguez (1913-1975)

Composer/arranger Alberto Dominguez was born in the Mexican state of Chiapas in 1913. In 1939, he composed two songs that went on to become standards of Latin jazz: “Frenesí,” recorded by Pérez Prado among many others, and “Perfidia,” perhaps most associated with Glenn Miller, although the biggest hit version was waxed by Xavier Cugat (and everyone from Nat King Cole to Benny Goodman and Jimmy Dorsey recorded it). Dominguez passed away in 1975.
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Rumba Veracruzana by Ernesto Garcia De Leon

Rumba Veracruzana by Ernesto Garcia De Leon (1952-)

Ernesto García de León is a comptemporary Mexican Composer who specializes in guitar music, and whose works are becoming increasingly known internationally. He studied at the Music School of the National Independent University of Mexico (UNAM) and he is now professor of guitar and composition at the UNAM and the Music School of the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA). He lives in Mexico City where he composes and plays concerts exclusively of his own music
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Solamente Una Vez by Agustin Lara

Solamente Una Vez by Agustin Lara (1897-1970)

Agustín Lara was a Mexican singer and songwriter. Lara’s first musical composition was “Marucha”, written in honor of one of his first loves. In 1927 he already was working in cabarets. He subsequently moved to Puebla, but returned to Mexico City in 1928. That same year he started working for the tenor Juan Arvizu as composer and accompanist. In September 1930, Lara began a successful radio career. At the same time he acted and composed songs for such films as Santa.
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