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Remembering Gustavo Cerati With The Artists He Influenced

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Remembering Gustavo Cerati With The Artists He Influenced

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Remembering Gustavo Cerati With The Artists He Influenced

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Argentine musician Gustavo Cerati died on Sept. 4.

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Last week, as we were heading into the studio to record Alt.Latino, we received word that Latin music legend Gustavo Cerati had died. We were shocked. In the '80s and '90s, as frontman for the band Soda Estereo, Cerati became the first pan-Latin American rock star — and he was only 55 when he died on Sept. 4.

This week, we play new music rooted everywhere from Colombia to Los Angeles and beyond. All the artists we play — on this week's show and elsewhere — owe a debt to Cerati. Soda Estereo was the first rock band to tour throughout the entire continent, and it proved that being a roquero could be profitable. Record labels took note and opened their doors to rock en tu idioma, in Spanish.

Next week on Alt.Latino, we'll record a tribute show celebrating Gustavo Cerati and his legacy — and we need you to help us out. What is your favorite Cerati song, live concert, or memory? Please leave your suggestions in the comments.

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Manuel Onis feat. Martin Buscaglia

  • Song: Te Agarran De Los Pelos
  • from Tobogán Al Anonimato
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Kali Uchis

  • Song: Real
  • from Kali Uchis Mixtape
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Gustavo Cerati

  • Song: Puente
  • from Bocanada
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Bocanada
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Bocanada
Artist
Gustavo Cerati
Label
BMG International
Released
1999

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Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

  • Song: Ain't No Sunshine
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The Creole Choir Of Cuba

  • Song: Fey Oh di Nou [Oh Leaves Tell Us]
  • from Santiman
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Santiman
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Santiman
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The Creole Choir of Cuba
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Real World Records
Released
2013

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La Santa Cecilia (La Lupe Cover)

  • Song: Tu Vida Es Un Escenario
  • from Cantinflas (Música Original De La Película)
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