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Alma P’urépecha


Alma P’urhépecha is an album of original compositions by Atilano López Patricio, a Native P’urhépecha musician, songwriter, artisan and painter from Jaracuaro, Michoacán, México. In his youth, Don Atilano worked in the fields along with his brothers and father Gervacio López Isidro, and played music in the afternoons. He first came to California in 1999 at which time he began sharing his traditions with members of Los Cenzontles.



Los Cenzontles has released a number of live video recording of P’urhépecha music and dance, but Alma P’urhépecha is their first album dedicated to this tradition. Of the album, Los Cenzontles Director Eugene Rodriguez says, “It gives us great pride to release this studio recording to express our love and respect for Don Atilano and his beautiful P’urhépecha music, especially in such times where Native cultures are diminished, and working-class Mexican Americans are threatened.”

Made with support from the Sage Foundation of Ed and Laura Littlefield and the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation.

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