The French composer Luc Le Masne has played an important role in the spreading of the Mexican marimba in France. He has sojourned in Veracruz several times, and there he has met many musicians, among them Reynaldo Gutiérrez and the group Nematatlín. These two CDs present the rich facets of the Mexican marimba, from traditional themes to contemporary compositions. Marimba 1 features «Grupo Nematatlin» brilliantly interpreting traditional themes and songs by the great Augustin Lara. The danzon, boléro, son and chachacha remind us that Veracruz is often considered as Habana’s sister.