Tocando la Musica del Pueblo con Benito y Alejandro

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I recently made a trip to Tegucigalpa, Honduras and I had the great pleasure to play some music with my Suegro (father-in-law) Sr. Benito Alonzo and his great friend and wonderful Bajero Sr. Alejandro Galindo. They know a “monton” de songs in the Latin American traditional vein, and they gave me the great opportunity to play a set with them in the afternoon out at Benito’s farm which is about a two-hour drive into the mountains from Tegucigalpa. I was given this opportunity back in 2002 when I visited, but I have since learned how to play this music pretty well so it went quite well this time, and I also had the presence of mind to bring along an audio recording device, so I recorded the session this time. You should be able to hear the music if you have a soundcard, Flash installed on your computer, and a decent internet connection. So Listen, and enjoy!

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the road to Shandala

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El Sr. Alejandro Galindo toca bajo
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yours truly on rhythm guitar
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Sr. Benito Alonzo toca raquinto con su hija la Norma Bonita que canta

photos by Trino “Feliz Navidad”