Si Soy Llanero / Joropo Music From the Orinoco
Album: Joropo Music From the Orinoco   Collection:World
Artist:Si Soy Llanero   Added:Aug 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-16 Pull Date: 2004-10-17 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 10 Sep 26 Sep 19 Sep 12 Sep 5 Aug 29 Aug 22
Airplays: 2 1 1 2 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 30, 2009: public noize racket
Llanero, Si, Soy Llanero
4. Oct 05, 2004: At the Cafe Bohemian
Se Me Murio Mi Caballo
2. Dec 10, 2004: No Cover, No Minimum - Favorites of 2004, Part 2
Llanero, Si, Soy Llanero
5. Sep 21, 2004: At the Cafe Bohemian
Y Soy Llanero
3. Oct 07, 2004: Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
6. Sep 14, 2004: At the Cafe Bohemian
Los Diamantes

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-08-10
Joropo is cowboy music from Eastern Colombia. It’s lively, happy music played on a variety of stringed instruments plus maracas & vocals. The instrumental tracks are especially outstanding and you can’t go wrong with any of them. Smithsonian has provided their usual fascinating, informative notes for the full scoop. It’s all wonderful and everything is worth a play, but I especially liked the following. This is good stuff, folks and the band is amazing.

1. Fast strings, soaring vocals, excellent energy. Wow!
2. Excellent uptempo instrumental w/great strings, esp. the harp.
3. Fast strings in an almost flamenco-esque instrumental.
5. Another sensational upbeat instrumental.
6. Strong vocals, lively strings, what more can I say?
8. The maracas add a nice hissing perc to this fast instrumental.
10. Wicked fast strings highlight another great instrumental.
12. Fast harp instrumental. Professional harpist, do not attempt.
14. Warm & melodic instrumental w/great strings & perc.
15. Vocals/strings…his horse died, but he sounds happy.
16. Another w/a flamenco-type sound. Upbeat instrumental.
18. Dueling solos. Guitar/maracas/bandola, etc. trading focus.

Track Listing
1. Llanero, Si, Soy Llanero   10. Quitapesares
2. Los Diamantes   11. Atardecer En Arauca
3. Pajarillo   12. Zumbaquezumba
4. Un Llanero De Verdad   13. Maria Laya
5. Los Merecures   14. Puerto Carreno
6. Y Soy Llanero   15. Se Me Murio Mi Caballo
7. Seis Por Derecho   16. Las Tres Damas
8. Numerao   17. Soy Llanero Pelo-Liso
9. El Gavan Restiao   18. Pajarillo