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Las Cafeteras' members embrace Son Jarocho — the traditional music of Veracruz, Mexico — and use it to create political protest songs. i i

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Las Cafeteras' members embrace Son Jarocho — the traditional music of Veracruz, Mexico — and use it to create political protest songs.

Las Cafeteras' members embrace Son Jarocho — the traditional music of Veracruz, Mexico — and use it to create political protest songs.

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This week on Alt.Latino, we've got some unexpected reinterpretations, led by the Colombian band Ondatropica as it pays homage to Nigerian legend Fela Kuti.

Later in the show, Las Cafeteras will play us a beautiful love ballad; the group is part of Southern California's growing Chicano movement, which is embracing Son Jarocho — the traditional music of Veracruz, Mexico — and using it to create political protest songs. We also play a new, much-anticipated track from Argentina's Juana Molina.

Join us as we discover — and rediscover — genres and styles from across the Americas and the world.

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M.A.K.U SoundSystem

  • Album: Music Never Dies
  • Song: El Jugo
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Ondatropica (Fela Kuti cover)

  • Album: Chop 'n' Quench
  • Song: Chop 'n' Quench
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Hector Guerra

  • Album: Amor
  • Song: La Historia De Un Amor
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Cover for It's Time
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Las Cafeteras

  • Album: It's Time
  • Song: Luna Lovers
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Juana Molina

  • Album: Wed 21
  • Song: Eras

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