There is a growing discography of Iberian and Spanish Colonial American music. The last few years have seen a welcome explosion of concerts and recordings that devote entire programs to an arguably special music. This is due, in part, to a number of ensembles now establishing themselves as specialists in the repertoire.
One European-based group has recently produced a couple of excellent recordings of baroque music from Latin America.
Musica Temprana hit the ground running in 2001 and hasn’t looked back. Led by their founder Adrián Rodríguez Van der Spoel, they’ve so far released three recordings, of which the most recent on the Etcetera label exhibit a unique and flavorful approach.
Iyaî Jesucristo: Music from the Jesuit missions in 18th-century Bolivia (2009)
Here’s a video of the ensemble performing a piece live from their 2008 release—Jácara Oigan, escuchen, atiendan by Manuel Mesa y Carrizo:
Here’s Musica Temprana performing a villancico “negro” Señora Doña María:
There are more videos to be enjoyed on Musica Temprana’s Youtube page.