Latin Roots

Latin Roots: Catupecu Machu


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  • "El Mezcal y la Cobra"
  • "Metropolis Nueva"
  • "A Veces Vuelo"

Though Argentina may be known for tango music, there is a strong and thriving rock scene that seems to be taking over. World Cafe recently traveled to Buenos Aires to visit the home-studio of Catupecu Machu, one of Argentina's most popular rock bands.

Formed in the mid-90's by brothers Fernando and Gabriel Ruíz Díaz, Catupecu Machu's mix of pop-metal became incredibly popular in the Latin music scene, leading to appearances on stadium shows like the Monsters of Rock music festival. This segment of Latin Roots features a performance from their latest album, El Mezcal Y La Cobra, recorded live in their rehearsal space in Buenos Aires.

Latin Roots on World Cafe is made possible through a grant from The Wyncote Foundation.

World Cafe Playlist for July 11, 2013



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