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Brenda Martinez releases romantic bolero just in time for Valentine’s Day [AUDIO]

The San Antonio-based accordionist releases a cover of romantic Conjunto bolero "Un Presentimiento."

Brenda Martinez | Photo: Mariaelena Arocha / Tejano Nation

There is nothing is more romantic sounding than a bolero. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Brenda Martinez has released the bolero, “Un Presentimiento,” the third single from her debut album Favoritas De Mis Padres.

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“Un Presentimiento” is a classic ranchera ballad that has been covered in various styles by different artists, from the mariachi version of Jose Alfredo Jimenez and Amalia Mendoza to the romantic Conjunto bolero version from Ruben Naranjo. Martinez’s interpretation is a beautiful, smooth instrumental re-imagining of the Naranjo cover, which inspires those who know the lyrics to sing along to the melody.

The album, Favoritas De Mis Padres, is a collection of Conjunto tunes, paying homage to the classic instrumental Conjunto albums of masters like Naranjo, Gilberto Perez, and Ruben Vela. In addition to this bolero, the selections also include polkas and a huapango, all with the feel and vibe of old-school Conjunto.

The debut album from the San Antonio accordionist is now available at all digital platforms and on CD and Vinyl LP!

Brenda Martinez — “Un Presentimiento”

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