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La Bamba | Playing For Change

We started this recording on a back porch in East Los Angeles With members of Los Lobos, And Then returned to the roots of the song in Veracruz, Mexico. As we traveled, musicians everywhere mixed the traditional and rock 'n' roll styles of "La Bamba" into a new Song Around The World.