Having celebrated their 45th anniversary season in 2011, Mexico’s Los Folkloristas continue their mission set in 1966 “to preserve and record the traditional music of Mexico and Latin America.” Carrying more than 100 instruments in their collection, and performing music from up to 15 different countries and pre-Columbian Mexico, a performance with this seven-member ensemble is like taking a musical journey through Latin America.
As ambassadors of traditional Latin folk music, Los Folkloristas successes include the release of more than 30 albums world wide, acclaim from the National Association of Independent Record Distributors (NAIRD) and contributions to musical scores for the award-winning film El Norte and the more recent release Mi Familia (My Family).
The Folkloristas is a group of Mexican musicians , pioneers in their country of traditional Latin American music. The group was born in Mexico City in 1966 with the aim of spreading folk music and the new song from Mexico and Latin America. Since its founding Los Folkloristas have been devoted to the investigation of cultural expressions and the rescue of folk roots of Mexico and Latin America, incorporating all this knowledge in their repertoire.