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The ChieftainsPaddy Moloney and Ry Cooder bring together the musical souls of two nations, Ireland and Mexico, in a mini documentary exploring the making-of their new album San Patricio (March 9 / Hear Music/Concord Music Group). Watch the video now on Nat Geo Music at National Geographic.com: http://bit.ly/6rXCM2

The heart-stirring songs of San Patricio bring to life the story of a downtrodden group of Irish immigrant conscripts who deserted the U.S. Army in 1846 to fight on the Mexican side against the invading Yankees in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848).

In the video, Paddy Moloney is on-site at the Former Convent of Churubusco – the location of the San Patricio Battalion’s last stand – retelling the nearly forgotten story. Moloney and Ry Cooder then sit down for a one-on-one interview to discuss the recording process, as well as the historical and religious bonds between Ireland and Mexico.

The San Patricio mini documentary features in-studio footage and some of the album’s brilliant roster of Irish, Mexican and American guest artists including Lila Downs, Los Tigres del Norte, legendary 92-year-old Mexican ranchero singer Chavela Vargas, and many more.

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Here are the results to our Grammy poll for Best Contemporary World Music Album. Voting took place from February 2nd through February 8th.

Field 16 — World Music, Category 75

Best Contemporary World Music Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

Who should win the Grammy?

Who WILL win the Grammy?

Thanks for voting. We’ll compare your votes to the actual Grammy winners this week.

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Field 16 — World Music, Category 75
Best Contemporary World Music Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

Vote for your Grammy favorite…

And make a prediction…

February 8: Voting has closed for this poll. See the results.

We’ll run this poll until Sunday before the Grammy Awards telecast.

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