"Nacimos como músicos aquí. (Here we were born as musicians.)"
Leobardo Sandoval from Guerrero makes the point that most of the band learned their instruments once they came to North Carolina.
He speaks for the the Newton Grove group when he says that its not about the money.
"La musica nos trae por gusto. A mi me da gusto dar alegria a los compañeros. (We play the music for pleasure. It gives me pleasure to give joy to the fellow workers.)"
The money they make goes mostly into instruments, clothes, and equipment.