Sharing and Preserving the Music of the Hotlands of Southwestern Mexico

Paul Anastasio and Tina Pilione, along with Elena DeLisle and Juan Manuel Barco, perform and teach the achingly beautiful music of Mexico's region known as Tierra Caliente.  They are available for teaching engagements such as University artist in residency programs and music camps, as well as for performing venues featuring traditional ethnic music.

Paul and Tina formerly performed as Los Gringos Calentanos, and recorded two CDs in 2008 and 2009 that are available from  In November of 2012 in Seattle they recorded many more of these beautiful melodies that have not yet been released.


Here are some samples from the latest recording project

Tango Tuzantla


Son de Reynoso


El León de la Montaña