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Cri Cri / by Maria Hinojosa | May 27, 2011

Cri Cri

Francisco Gabilondo Soler is one of Mexico’s most famous composers and performers but most don’t know him by this name. To the Latino world he is best known as Cri Cri: El Grillito Cantor (The Little Singing Cricket) who wears a tuxedo and plays a violin made out of a leaf with a twig for a bow.

Cri Cri was first heard on the Mexican airwaves in 1934 and for decades appeared in animation and on radio, educating kids through music. Reporter Sandina Robbins has this tribute to El Cri Cri.


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