Los Verdaderos Caporales de Apatzingán

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