El Cortito

by Alma Sangre

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El Cortito tells the story of Aguilar's time working in the fields as a child along side his campesino parents. The fieldworkers were punished by the crop owners and given hoes half the size which made them stoop over to work, causing some to become crippled.

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released March 9, 2017
Antonio Aguilar - Guitar, vocals
Meg Castellanos - bass
Silas Hite - congas
Fredo Ortiz - Timbales, percussion
Recorded by Eddie Rivas at Total Annihilation Studios, Los Angeles
2016

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Alma Sangre Los Angeles, California

Alma Sangre is an acoustic group based in Los Angeles. Songs are sung mostly in Spanish and invoke the passion of Chavela Vargas, mixed with flamenco dance, Latin rhythms, mandolin and Spanish guitar. Husband and wife Antonio Aguilar and Meg Castellanos honor their Mexican and Cuban roots in this eclectic and enigmatic group. The trio is rounded out by Silas Hite, an Emmy winning composer. ... more

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