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The Pachanga Files: Rockanroleando In Austin

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The Pachanga Files: Rockanroleando In Austin

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The Pachanga Files: Rockanroleando In Austin

The Pachanga Files: Rockanroleando In Austin

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Pete "Maestro" Vale from Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta performs at the Alt.Latino/KUTX stage at Pachanga Festival in Austin, Texas. Lizzie Chen for NPR hide caption

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Pete "Maestro" Vale from Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta performs at the Alt.Latino/KUTX stage at Pachanga Festival in Austin, Texas.

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We are exhausted, but it's the good kind of exhaustion — the kind that comes from singing along with live bands, dancing and laughing hard with friends. And, if your name is Felix Contreras, it's the kind of exhaustion that comes from getting on stage and killing it on the congas along with Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta.

It all happened on the Alt.Latino/KUTX stage at the Pachanga Music Festival in Austin, Texas, just last weekend. In addition to presenting artists we love, one of the festival's highlights was meeting people who listen to out show. Every time I get to hang out with listeners, I'm reminded of how lucky we are to interact with such a fun-loving, musically knowledgeable, passionate tribe.

If you were at the festival, let us know your favorite memory. And if you couldn't make it to Austin this year, don't worry: We recorded some of the music for this week's show, and are sharing it with you right here. Enjoy!

Hear The Songs

  • Orkesta Mendoza

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    Orkesta Mendoza's horn section belts out classic mambo riffs.

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    Toma Tres

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  • Orkesta Mendoza

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    Timbalero Jack Sterbis propels the rhythm section for the Orkesta Mendoza.

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    Amada Amante

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  • Son De Rey

    Lead vocalist Luis Mikael and the band Son de Rey won a contest sponsored by KUTX to open the show with cumbia!. Lizzie Chen for NPR hide caption

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    Lead vocalist Luis Mikael and the band Son de Rey won a contest sponsored by KUTX to open the show with cumbia!.

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    Quieren Ser

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  • Irene Diaz

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    Alt.Latino fav Irene Diaz serenades the crowd at Pachanga Fest.

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    Love You Madly

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  • Dos Santos Anti Beat Orquesta

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    The Austin audience embraces the Chicago band, Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta.

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    Fua

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  • Dos Santos Anti Beat Orquesta

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    Guitarist Irekani Ferreyra of the Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta.

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    Barranca

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  • Palenke Soultribe

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    Members of Palenke Soultribe invited fans to dance with them on stage.

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    Oh Mama

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  • Palenke Soultribe

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    Palenke Soultribe celebrates their Afro Colombian roots

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    Un Poco Loco

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