Los Verdaderos Caporales de Apatzingán



Biography

Los Verdaderos Caporales de Apatzingán, the long-standing ensemble from the heart of Tierra Caliente, the flat hotlands of the state of Michoacán, Mexico, are known as the cradle of conjunto de arpa grande or big harp ensemble music.  Violinist and director Ricardo Gutiérrez first brought his Caporales to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1978, and they are proud to come back and represent the Tierra Caliente region.

Ricardo Gutiérrez Villa, Director & Violin
Polito Juarez Barragan, Vihuela
Taurino Duarte Murillo, Arpa Grande
Manuel Pérez Morfín, Violin
Isidoro Morfín Martínez, Jarana

Watch Past Performances

Video 6/30/2010: Los Verdaderos Caporales de Apatzingán

The big harp ensemble hails from the heart of Tierra Caliente, the flat hotlands of the state of Michoacán. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Los Verdaderos Caporales de Apatzingán