In the latest episode/podcast of alt.latino, from NPR Music, Anastasia Tsioulcas, one of NPR’s music reporters introduces you to music of all types from Cuba. Listen to songs from Daymé Arocena, Ensemble Romeu, Interactivo, and more.
Spanish musician El Guincho is the recording name of producer Pablo Diaz-Reixa, a genre bending musician whose last album, the critically acclaimed Pop Negro, was released in 2010. Blending hip-hop, Tropicalia, and rock with the use of sampling, Reixa is releasing his new album, Hyperasia on February 12th on Nacional Records.
For this episode of Latin Roots from World Cafe, Catalina Maria Johnson discusses the importance and influence of Andean music, both old and new. We’ll hear the song that inspired Paul Simon’s “El Condor Pasa” with the classic sound of Peruvian pipes and more. Hear the complete segment above and check out the Andean Music Spotify Playlist for more.
Just in time for Christmas Eve, World Cafe heads to the tropics for a holiday-themed Latin Roots segment. Contributor Judy Cantor-Navas uses the occasion as an opportunity to look at Christmas in Cuba, with music from pre-revolutionary times right up until the present day.
Billy Gibbons has been known for years as the larger-than-life, guitar-playing leader of ZZ Top, whose innovative showmanship and big licks have brought an equally oversized audience to rockin’ blues. In today’sLatin Roots segment, Gibbons and his band, The BFGs, put a Cubano twist on the blues.