Cura Local (En Vivo)
A son of Sonora, Carin Leon owes no small portion of his tremendous success to how his innate sense of place shapes his artistry. To this end, Cura Local (En Vivo) arrives with an abundantly clear mission that pays homage to his home state and the musical acts that hail from there. At over 90 minutes long, the cinematic duration of this record and its largely collaborative 31 tracks make countless other live-recorded música mexicana albums appear to lack ambition by comparison. Duets with the seasoned likes of Fabián Gómez, Manuel El Indio Ortega, and Oscar Toscano "El Bocaguada,” among others, speak strongly to the historically talented pool of artists who proudly hail from Sonora. A rare solo cut nestled among these various team-ups, “Recordarás,” conveys romantic loss and woe with a deeply heartfelt delivery, its lyrics a defiant testimony to one’s enduring feelings even in the absence of a once-mutual love.