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SXAméricas 2016: An Embarrassment Of Riches
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SXAméricas 2016: An Embarrassment Of Riches

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SXAméricas 2016: An Embarrassment Of Riches

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Yissy & BandAncha performed at The Sounds Of Cuba as part of SXAméricas in Austin, Texas, earlier this month. i

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Yissy & BandAncha performed at The Sounds Of Cuba as part of SXAméricas in Austin, Texas, earlier this month.

Yissy & BandAncha performed at The Sounds Of Cuba as part of SXAméricas in Austin, Texas, earlier this month.

Erika Rich

This year's SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, featured more Latin bands than ever. The third year of the festival-within-a-festival dubbed SXAméricas provided an embarrassment of riches. Every night offered several showcases to choose from, while in the recent past it was pretty easy to catch up with most if not all of the Latin bands invited to perform.

I did the best I could in picking and choosing from among more than 200 artists, trying to focus on the ones I'd never heard live before. There were many I'd never even heard, so it was often difficult to choose between one venue and another.

With that caveat, here are just a few of the artists who caught my attention.

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Once Once.

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The Chamanas

  • Song: El Cauca
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Once Once
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Once Once
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The Chamanas
Label
Casete
Released
2015

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Lola.

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Carrie Rodriguez

  • Song: Caricias
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Lola
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Lola
Artist
Carrie Rodriguez
Label
Luz Records
Released
2016

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Jenny and the Mexicats.

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Jenny And The Mexicats

  • Song: The Song For The UV House Mouse
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Jenny & the Mexicats
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Jenny & the Mexicats
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Jenny & the Mexicats
Released
2012

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The Mariachi Ghost.

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11Chamán
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The Mariachi Ghost

  • Song: Chamán
Por Extenso.

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10Guerra De Espera
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    Guerra De Espera
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    Por Extenso
    Artist
    Jota Erre
    Label
    Tratore Brasil
    Released
    2008

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Jota Erre

  • Song: Guerra De Espera
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Por Extenso
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Por Extenso
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Jota Erre
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Tratore Brasil
Released
2008

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Libre.

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Telmary

  • Song: De Yalodde Y Shango
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Ultima Noticia.

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01Mr. Miller
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Yissy & BandAncha

  • Song: Mr. Miller
  • from Última Noticia

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