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Verónica Valerio and Van Dyke Parks release first single »Veracruz«

Today we are releasing Van Dyke Parks’ and Verónica Valerio’s newly recorded interpretations of Agustin Lara’s »Veracruz«. It is the first single of their upcoming 10” »Only in America – Solo en América«. Let yourself be taken away by this classic to “a place of pyramids and pre-Columbian history”. Listen at:

Says Van Dyke Parks about the track: “Verónica wanted to pay tribute to the great composer of the Yucatan, Agustin Lara, who defined bolero, writing hits that crossed the aisle from the 30-60s hit-parades. We focus on “rumbada”, a genre of music that emigrated to Mexico in the ’30s. It’s a style of music fashioned in Havana’s finest hotels and night clubs.”


The 10” »Only in America – Solo en América« will be released on June 11th via Modern Recordings. A Chamber-music Suite of Songs of the Yucatan, featuring the poetry of Verónica Valerio and orchestrated by Van Dyke Parks. The pre-sale starts today.


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