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Los Pingüinos del Norte

The norteño trio Los Pinguinos del Norte features accordionist/vocalist Ruben Castillo Juarez, referred to as “el Pinguino mayor” (the top/senior penguin). They made an appearance in the middle-’70s documentary Chulas Fronteras, and so are hosts of the long-running every week radio system on Piedras Negras XEMU. They 1st documented for Arhoolie Information in the first ’70s, and their 2001 Arhoolie recording Trovadores de la Frontera targets material using their stomping grounds of Nuevo Laredo and Piedras Negras.

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