This Week On Alt.Latino: New Music From Brazil, Colombia, Mexico And More

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Los Ginkas.

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One of my favorite foods of all time is the sancocho. It's a delicious stew with variations across Latin America, made of a melee of ingredients — vegetables, different types of meat, sometimes fish. Rich, nutritious and flavorful, sancocho is the ultimate comfort food, also known for healing properties after a night of too much parranda (partying).

This week's Alt.Latino is a lot like a hearty bowl of sancocho, in which we threw as many ingredients as we could. We've got Latin rock from Spain, Argentina and Brazil; a dash of Puerto Rican spice from electronic dance group ChuCha Santamaria y Usted; and some deliciously aged classic rock from the iconic Mexican band Caifanes.

We've also got a surprise ingredient: Colombia's Quantic Y Su Conjunto Los Miticos Del Ritmo share a track from the upcoming EP Hip Hop En Cumbia. If you've always wondered what Dr. Dre would sound like on accordion, well, wonder no more.

Sit down, relax, and enjoy a big helping of Alt.Latino. It's good for your health!

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English / Spanish

Esta Semana En Alt.Latino: Nueva Música De Brasil, Colombia y México

Una de mis comidas favoritas es el sancocho. La popular sopa tiene variaciones a lo largo de América Latina, pero con su abundancia de carnes, a veces pescado, y sabrosos vegetales, siempre es deliciosa y nutritiva (y ni hablar de lo bien que hace luego de una noche de parranda).

Nuestro show esta semana se parece mucho a un delicioso sancocho, en el cual incorporamos todos los ingredientes posibles. Tenemos rock latino de España, Argentina y Brasil; una pizca de sabor puertorriqueño con el grupo ChuCha Santamaría y Usted; y un añejo clásico del rock- la icónica banda mexicana Caifanes.

También tenemos un ingrediente sorpresa: el grupo colombiano Quantic Y Su Conjunto Los Míticos Del Ritmo comparten una canción de su nuevo EP Hip Hop En Cumbia. Si siempre se han preguntado como sonaría el gurú del rap Dr.Dre en acordeón, Quantic tiene la respuesta.

Siéntense, relájense, y disfruten de una generosa porción de Alt.Latino. ¡ Es bueno para la salud!

This Week On Alt.Latino: New Music From Brazil, Colombia, Mexico And More

Cover for Retumbarama

A Casa

  • Artist: Los Ginkas
  • Album: Retumbarama

Coming at you from: Spain

Download the album for free at Los Ginkas Bandcamp.

 
Cover for Transcontinental

Soltura Ideal

  • Artist: Electrón
  • Album: Transcontinental

Coming at you from: Argentina

Download the album for free at Electron's Bandcamp.

 
Cover for Lindo Lago Do Amor

Lindo Lago Do Amor

  • Artist: Do Amor
  • Album: Lindo Lago Do Amor

Coming at you from: Brazil

Find out more about Do Amor here.

 
Cover for Telesterion

El Monte Tai

  • Artist: Omar Rodriguez Lopez
  • Album: Telesterion

Coming at you from: Puerto Rico

Find out more about Omar Rodriguez Lopez here.

 
Cover for El Silencio

Nubes

  • Artist: Caifanes
  • Album: El Silencio

Coming at you from: Mexico

Find out more about Caifanes here.

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  • "Nubes"
  • Album: El Silencio
  • Artist: Caifanes
  • Label: Sony U.S. Latin
  • Released: 1992
 
Cover for Hip Hop En Cumbia EP

Nuthin' But A G Thing (Dre In Cumbia)

  • Artist: Quantic Y Su Conjunto Los Miticos Del Ritmo
  • Album: Hip Hop En Cumbia EP

Coming at you from: Colombia/UK

Purchase the entire album here.

 
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Fiebre Tropical

  • Artist: Chucha Santamaría Y Usted
  • Album: Fiebre Tropical

Coming at you from: Puerto Rico/NY/Oakland CA

Find out more about Chucha Santamaria y Usted here.

 
Cover for Fonogramaticos Vol. 12: Nuevo Ideal

Lycra Mistral (El Guincho Cover)

  • Artist: Andrea Balency
  • Album: Fonogramaticos Vol. 12: Nuevo Ideal

Coming at you from: Mexico

Find out more about more about Andrea Balency here.

Download this song here.

 

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