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Surviving SXSW 2015, With An Assist

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Surviving SXSW 2015, With An Assist

SXSW Music Festival

Surviving SXSW 2015, With An Assist

Surviving SXSW 2015, With An Assist

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Buraka Som Sistema was among the many Latin artists who impressed at this year's SXSW. Goncalo F. Santos/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Buraka Som Sistema was among the many Latin artists who impressed at this year's SXSW.

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People don't attend Austin, Texas' annual SXSW Music Festival so much as survive it. More bands than you'd ever have time to see squeeze into every conceivable space across the Texas city known as the live-music capital of the world.

Latin bands make up an increasingly prominent portion of the festival's lineup, to the point where it would be impossible to weigh in on every performance. So, with an assist from our friends, here are some of the clear-cut highlights from this year's festival.

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Gina Chavez

  • Song: Miles De Millas
  • from Up.Rooted
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Up.Rooted
Album
Up.Rooted
Artist
Gina Chavez
Released
2015

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La Diablera

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Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta

  • Song: La Diablera
  • from Elevator Sol Sessions

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Macaco

  • Song: Semillas
  • from Historias Tattooadas
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Historias Tattooadas
Album
Historias Tattooadas
Artist
Macaco
Label
Ariola
Released
2015

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All Around

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Cilantro Boombox

  • Song: All Around (feat. Frank Orrall)

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Apanhador Só

  • Song: Bem-Me-Leve
  • from Acústico-Sucateiro
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Buraka Som Sistema

  • Song: Stoopid
  • from Stoopid
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