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“A crazy ball of sound: Mexican coastal traditions meet Sam Cooke in the Bronx!”(USA Today) This dynamic band of violin-playing brothers from Veracruz has collaborated with Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Palmieri, Dolly Parton, Regina Carter, and the SF Symphony, masterfully fusing Mexican folk influences with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music.

Beginning as musical prodigies in their hometown of Xalapa in the state of Veracruz, Ernesto, Alberto, and Luis Villalobos made early soloist appearances with the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestras of Cuba and Peru before setting off separately for higher education in the U.S. and Europe. The American, Russian, and German school of style and technique influenced each brother during their separate studies, which blended with their embrace of the San Jarocho song style of their native Veracruz along with plenty of rock, jazz, and blues.

Veterans of the Carnegie Hall stage, Lincoln Center, and the Latin GRAMMY Awards, the trio released their self-titled debut in 2009, followed by 2011’s Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, featuring originals and re-invented versions of songs by Sam Cooke and others.

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Their new album Somos is their most audacious statement to date, most fully embracing the sounds of San Jarocho and tackling subjects of immigrant rights, police brutality, and government corruption.

Their finely-crafted music includes an exquisite mix of traditional son jarocho, contemporary Latin jazz, catchy rock, flamenco and classical music.

World Music Central

Their finely-crafted music includes an exquisite mix of traditional son jarocho, contemporary Latin jazz, catchy rock, flamenco and classical music.

World Music Central

Personnel

Ernesto Villalobos violin
Alberto Villalobos violin
Luis Villalobos violin
Humberto Flores guitar
TBA bass
TBA drums

A crazy ball of sound: Mexican coastal traditions meet Sam Cooke in the Bronx!

USA Today

Personnel

Ernesto Villalobos violin
Alberto Villalobos violin
Luis Villalobos violin
Humberto Flores guitar
TBA bass
TBA drums

A crazy ball of sound: Mexican coastal traditions meet Sam Cooke in the Bronx!

USA Today

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