New Discoveries From The 2011 Latin Alternative Music Conference

Rita Indiana was one of many artists who performed during this year's Latin Alternative Music Conference.

Rita Indiana was one of many artists who performed during this year's Latin Alternative Music Conference. Atif Ateeq/Courtesy of Premium Latin Music, Inc. hide caption

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From the soulful wail of Gaby Moreno, to the counter-protest protest songs of La Vida Boheme, to a Puerto Rican woman Alt.Latino co-host Jasmine met on the New York City subway named Rosateresa, this week's show has something for everyone. Jas just returned from a life-affirming long weekend at the Latin American Music Conference, where she met amazing artists from all over the world.

The conference features musicians from all kinds of genres, from punk to hip-hop to indie. Bands like Choc Quib Town and Rita Indiana played shows in venues as large as Central Park, while Guatemalan singer Gaby Moreno performed in the smaller, more intimate club SOB's. The conference is now in its 12th year, and co-host Felix Contreras remembers the excitement in the Latin music community when it all began.

This year, everywhere you went it seemed you could see bands from every corner of the Latin disapora, but Venezuela was definitely in the house. So this week, in honor of their outstanding showing, we bring you the boisterous sounds of two Venezuelan groups: La Vida Boheme and Cuarto Poder, who call their music "criollo rap." We round things out with a slowed-down reggae version of "Sweet Dreams" by our favorite Dominican lover, the unforgettable Rita Indiana. And we end things with the beautiful and unusual sounds of Rosateresa, a true diamond in the rough.

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Esta Semana En Alt.Latino: La Conferencia Anual de Música Alternativa Latina

Desde la conmovedora voz de Gaby Moreno, las canciones de contra protesta de La Vida Bohème, e incluyendo una puertorriqueña llamada Rosateresa a quien la locutora Jasmine conoció en los trenes de Nueva York, el show de esta semana tiene algo para todos. Jas acaba de volver de un fin de semana emocionante en la Conferencia Anual de Música Alternativa Latina, donde conoció a artistas increíbles de todas partes el mundo.

La conferencia destaca músicos de distintos tipos de géneros, desde punk hasta hip-hop e indie. Grupos como Chocquibtown y Rita Indiana tocaron en Central Park, mientras que la cantante guatemalteca Gaby Moreno tocó en un lugar más íntimo llamado SOB's. La conferencia está en su duodécimo año, y el locutor Felix Contreras recuerda con entusiasmo como todo comenzó.

Este año había bandas de cada rincón de América Látina con una fuerte presencia venezolana. Esta semana, en honor a su fenomenal presencia, le traemos a ustedes los sonidos bulliciosos de dos grupos venezolanos: La Vida Bohème y Cuarto Poder, quienes llaman su música "criollo rap". Equilibramos todo con una versión reggae de "Sweet Dreams" por nuestra artista favorita dominicana, la inolvidable Rita Indiana. Y culminamos con la bella e inusual voz de Rosateresa.

This Week On Alt.Latino: The Latin Alternative Music Conference

Cuarto Poder i i
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Cuarto Poder
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Fuerza Pal Latino

  • Artist: Cuarto Poder
  • Album: In Tha House

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Nicaragua

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  • Album: Nuestra

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Chau

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  • Album: Por Lo Menos Hoy

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Dulces Suenos

  • Artist: Rita Indiana Y Los Misterios
  • Album: El Juidero

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Sing Me Life

  • Artist: Gaby Moreno
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Mi Mision es Cantar

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