Songs For Dreaming

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This week on Alt.Latino, we're a little bit spacey. All the new music we picked for this show sounds like riding on a cloud — dreamy, ethereal and relaxed. Maybe because we've been doing so many Guest DJ segments and special events coverage lately, we just needed a change of pace. Whether it's Guatemalan Gabi Moreno's sweet lullabies, or one of my personal favorites, Ecuadoran-American Helado Negro, doing a song that feels like walking on air, this week's show is a stress reliever.

This week we also premier a new feature on our show: The Classic Song of the Week. We stay on the topic of dreams and shine a spotlight on Spanish band La Union's "Lobo Hombre En Paris" ("Werewolf in Paris") a hit from the '80s about werewolves and prostitutes roaming Paris, which sounds like a terrifying nightmare. We want to get your suggestions for this segment, so here's our question: What's your favorite Latin rock or alternative song of all time, and why?

While you ponder your answer, sit back, relax and take a sip of this Alt.Latino. It's good for your health.

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Esta Semana En Alt.Latino: Todo Fue Un Sueño

Esta semana en Alt.Latino, estamos hechos unos soñadores. Toda la música nueva que elegimos tocar suena como echarse a dormir una siesta acostado en una nube—canciones peculiares, etéreas y serenas. Tal vez elegimos tocar esta música porque últimamente hemos tenido tantos invitados especiales y cobertura de eventos, que necesitábamos hacer algo más tranquilo esta semana. Ya sea la tranquilizante voz de Gabi Moreno, o los suaves y celestiales sonidos de Helado Negro, el show de esta semana es un buen remedio para aliviar el estrés.

Esta semana también estrenamos un nuevo segmento en el show: El Clásico de la Semana. Ya que estamos hablando acerca de sueños, elegimos una canción que suena un poco como una terrible pesadilla: "Lobo Hombre En Paris", un éxito de los años '80 por la banda española La Unión. La canción se trata de un hombre lobo, una luna llena y una prostituta rondando la ciudad. Es realmente como un fascinante mal sueño. Por supuesto que queremos saber cuales son sus sugerencias para este nuevo segmento: ¿cuales son sus canciones favoritas de rock latino, y porque?

Mientras lo piensan, siéntense, relájense, y tomen su dosis semanal de Alt.Latino. ¡Es bueno para la salud!

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Ave Que Emigra

  • Artist: Gaby Moreno
  • Album: Illustrated Songs

Coming At You From: Guatemala

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2º Dia

  • Artist: Helado Negro
  • Album: Canta Lechuza

Coming At You From: Ecuador/USA

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Under This Spell

  • Artist: Diego Garcia
  • Album: Laura

Coming At You From: Argentina/USA

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Winter's Skin

  • Artist: Y La Bamba
  • Album: Lupon

Coming At You From: Mexico/USA

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Montañita

  • Artist: Lulacruza
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Coming At You From: Colombia/Argentina

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7 Dias

  • Artist: Hello Seahorse
  • Album: Lejos. No Tan Lejos.

Coming At You From: Mexico

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Lobo Hombre en Paris

  • Artist: La Union
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Soñé

  • Artist: Zoe
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