Latin Roots

Latin Roots: Nueva Trova

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Jorge Drexler.

Jorge Drexler.

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Set List

  • "Ojala," by Silvio Rodriguez
  • "Todo Se Transforma," by Jorge Drexler

Producer Aaron Levinson is back with a new Latin Roots segment on nueva trova, a style of music that started in Castro's Cuba in the 1960s. It began as political music celebrating the ideals of the revolution, but the music lives on — not just in Cuba, but also abroad. Here, Levinson plays us some surprising examples.

Listen to Aaron Levinson's nueva trova playlist on Spotify.

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