New Latin Artists Playing At SXSW

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A Brazilian-Indonesian funkster teams up with a London MC; a Texan Latina's social work in El Salvador shines as bright as her charango-flavored music; a bold DJ injects Colombian flavor into the veins of New York City techno. You might not know about these artists yet, but one of our favorite things on Alt.Latino is discovering musicians who are still under the radar and sharing them with our listeners.

This is why we love SXSW, a yearly festival held in Austin, Texas that shines light on up-and-coming musicians — with a growing Latin presence. SXSW has been known as a springboard for artists like Bomba Estereo, who exploded onto the mainstream after a killer performance at the festival last year. This week we listen to some of the artists we are most excited about.

In this week's show Felix also shares one of his very favorite artists, and Jasmine makes bold predictions about the future of funk.

We also want to hear from you. Are you at SXSW? Make sure to send us your pictures!

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Alt.Latino: Nuevos Artistas Latinos En SXSW

Una joven brasilera-indonesia une fuerzas con un MC londinense; una latina de Texas que ha demostrado que su música es tan bella como su activismo en El Salvador; y un atrevido DJ que hace años le esta inyectando sabor colombiano a la escena tecno en Nueva York.

Esta semana, todos ellos se encuentran en un mismo lugar, junto a otros cientos de músicos: SXSW, un festival anual en Austin, Texas. Lo encantador de SXSW, es que provee una plataforma para excelentes músicos que aun no son estrellas.

Hoy en Alt.Latino escuchamos a algunos de los artistas nuevos que mas nos gustan de SXSW este año. Además, Felix habla de uno de sus artistas favoritos que se unió al festival, y Jasmine hace una atrevida predicción sobre el futuro del funk carioca.

Como siempre, queremos escuchar lo que piensan ustedes, nuestros oyentes. ¡Si están allí en SXSW, manden fotos!

Alt.Latino: New Latin Artists At SXSW

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I'm Queen

  • Artist: Le Butcherettes
  • Album: Kiss & Kill

Sounds Like: An army of Mexican PJ Harveys

Coming At You From: Mexico

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2010

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Miles De Millas (2000 Miles)

  • Artist: Gina Chavez
  • Album: Miles De Millas (2000 Miles)

Sounds Like: A perfect mix of latin, folk and bluegrass.

Coming At You From: Texas

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Pa La Escuela Nene

Pa La Escuela Nene

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  • Artist: Geko Jones
  • Album: Pa La Escuela Nene

Sounds Like: The songs your grandma sung, over a sick beat your grandma would yell at you for playing too loud in the house.

Comino At You From: New York

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Borrale

  • Artist: Master Blaster
  • Album: EP

Sounds Like: Dense, smashing cumbia crunk

Coming At You From: Texas

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El Mago

  • Artist: Pernett
  • Album: El Mago

Sounds Like: A patchwork of traditional Colombian sounds stitched together with dance beats.

Coming At You From: Colombia

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El Mago
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El Mago
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Pernett
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Discosoye
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2010

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Pyaar Baile (feat. Meetu Chilana and Zuzuka Poderosa)

  • Artist: DJ Rekha and Dave Sharma
  • Album: Pyaar Baile

Sounds Like: A bollywood themed party, held somewhere in Brazil.

Coming At You From: England/Brazil/New York

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Ready To Fly

  • Artist: David Garza
  • Album: Shed Light

Sounds Like: See title of the song.

Coming At You From: Texas

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Dentro

  • Artist: Ruido Rosa
  • Album: Ruido Rosa

Sounds Like: Van Halen revisited.

Coming At You From: Mexico

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