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Las Americas

Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano

Native musician of Ahuisculco, Jalisco, in Mexico, and National Heritage Fellow, Nati Cano celebrates more than forty years of directing his highly accomplished Mariachi Los Camperos of Los Angeles. In addition to preserving a rock solid "mariachi sound," Cano has been an innovator in his musical presentations as well as in his business endeavors.

  • Natividad "Nati" Cano, leader, vihuela
  • Jesús Guzmán, director, violin, trumpet
  • Sergio Alonso, arpa jaliscience
  • Jimmy Kyle Cuéllar, violin
  • Raul Cuéllar, violin
  • Ismael Hernández, violin
  • Juan Jiménez, guitarrón
  • Javier Rodríguez, trumpet
  • Juan Rodríguez, violin
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01: Mariachi Los Camperos perform "México lindo."
02: Nati Cano on what makes a good mariachi.

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