Polkas de Oro

Polkas de Oro


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This most recent Rounder conjunto anthology covers polkas, a sound and dance style most commonly linked with Poland, but which is also a major component of both contunjo and Cajun/zydeco fare. In this sampler, the 14 instrumentals show how the polka beat is diffused and incorporated into conjunto settings like the redova and huapango. Such groups as Los Vaqueros, Los Terribles, Los Dos Gilbertos and Los Hermanos Farias, as well as individual performers like Tony De La Rosa, adapt polkas and waltzes using the 10-button accordion, 12-string bajo sexto (Mexican guitar) and traditional arrangements. It's an instructive example of how styles are linked across ethnic lines.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/04/1994
Label: Rounder Select
UPC: 0011661605121
catalogNumber: 6051

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony de la Rosa   Track Performer
David Lee Garza   Track Performer
Gilberto Perez   Track Performer
Chulas Fronteras   Track Performer
Dos Gilbertos   Track Performer
Lolita   Track Performer
Terribles del Norte   Track Performer
Rubén Vela   Track Performer
Estella   Track Performer
Valerio Longoria   Track Performer
Romance   Track Performer
Carnales   Track Performer
Velma   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Amy Bernstein   Contributor,Cover Design
Ph.D. José R. Reyna   Liner Notes

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