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

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

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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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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

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A Casa

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A Casa

  • from Retumbarama
  • by Los Ginkas

Coming at you from: Spain

Download the album for free at Los Ginkas Bandcamp.

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Soltura Ideal

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Soltura Ideal

  • from Transcontinental
  • by Electrón

Coming at you from: Argentina

Download the album for free at Electron's Bandcamp.

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Lindo Lago Do Amor

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Lindo Lago Do Amor

  • from Lindo Lago Do Amor
  • by Do Amor

Coming at you from: Brazil

Find out more about Do Amor here.

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El Monte Tai

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El Monte Tai

  • from Telesterion
  • by Omar Rodriguez Lopez

Coming at you from: Puerto Rico

Find out more about Omar Rodriguez Lopez here.

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Nubes

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Nubes

  • from El Silencio
  • by Caifanes

Coming at you from: Mexico

Find out more about Caifanes here.

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Song
El Silencio
Album
El Silencio
Artist
Caifanes
Label
Sony U.S. Latin
Released
1992

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Nutin' But A G Thing (Dre In Cumbia)

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Nuthin' But A G Thing (Dre In Cumbia)

  • from Hip Hop En Cumbia EP
  • by Quantic Y Su Conjunto Los Miticos Del Ritmo

Coming at you from: Colombia/UK

Purchase the entire album here.

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Fiebre Tropical

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Fiebre Tropical

  • from Fiebre Tropical
  • by Chucha Santamaría Y Usted

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

Find out more about Chucha Santamaria y Usted here.

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Lycra Mistral (El Guincho Cover)

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Lycra Mistral (El Guincho Cover)

  • from Fonogramaticos Vol. 12: Nuevo Ideal
  • by Andrea Balency

Coming at you from: Mexico

Find out more about more about Andrea Balency here.

Download this song here.