When Vinicius Cantuária moved to New York from his homeland of Brazil, he was struck by the amalgamation of sounds emanating from the streets of New York City. In particular, the diversity of Spanish-speaking people affected him. Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Colombians, Venezuelans, Mexicans and countless others formed a rich multi-cultural collage. As these sounds filled Vinicius' head and heart, he returned to his Brooklyn apartment and started writing Lágrimas Mexicanas, heavily influenced by the melting pot of New York City.

Undoubtedly, Bill Frisell and Vinicius Cantuária's new album, Lágrimas Mexicanas, epitomizes a union of extraordinary musicians. Frisell's and Cantuária's own music have clearly distinctive origins, but with complimentary styles. Through the blending of emotive rhythms and harmonies, and the melding of classic and experimental sounds, the two artists have found an easy home with one another. Lágrimas Mexicanas is scheduled for release on January 25, 2011 via Entertainment One Music.

Vinicius Cantuária/ vocals, percussion and acoustic guitar
Bill Frisell/ electric and acoustic guitars, loops
All songs composed by Vinicius Cantuária and Bill Frisell.
Produced by Lee Townsend.

(p) and (c) 2011 E1 Entertainment

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