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Orkesta Mendoza
Curandero (Glitterbeat Records)

Orkesta Mendoza.By Quetzal Guerreo
Orkesta Mendoza Curandero (3500)

Emerging from the same scene in Tucson, Arizona that produced Giant Sand and Calexico, Orkesta Mendoza started in 2009 as a one-off tribute project to Cuban mambo king Pérez Prado, which proved to be too much fun to stop. Their latest album, Curandero, fuses ranchera, cumbia, son and boogaloo with a rock’n’roll heart in a style they call ‘indie mambo.’ 

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