Guest DJ: Residente On Life And Music After Calle 13 : Alt.Latino The former Calle 13 frontman starts a new musical chapter with his latest album and documentary film, both of which are records of his two-year trip around the world.
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Guest DJ: Residente On Life And Music After Calle 13

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Guest DJ: Residente On Life And Music After Calle 13

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Editor's note: This is an encore presentation of a show that originally aired April 6, 2017.

René Pérez Joglar, better known as Residente, has been a busy man lately.

The former co-leader of Calle 13 has been doing media interviews about his latest album and film, both called Residente. Both projects are the results of a visual and musical journal he kept while on a two-year globe-trotting trip, visiting places where he has DNA roots.

He says he took the DNA test, then visited those places, as a means of finding himself after many intense years co-leading one of Latin music's most critically acclaimed and popular bands.

This week we sit down with Residente to talk about his new album and film — and the inspiration behind both.

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Cover for Revolucion Volumen Uno

Calle 13

  • Song: Querido FBI
  • from Revolucion Volumen Uno
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Calle 13

  • Song: Latinoamérica
  • from Entren Los Que Quieran
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Entren Los Que Quieran
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Entren Los Que Quieran
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Calle 13
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Sony
Released
2010

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Residente
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Residente

  • Song: Somos Abnormales
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Reidente
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Residente

  • Song: Guerra
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Residente
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Residente

  • Song: Una Leyenda China
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Residente

  • Song: Desencunetro
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Resindente
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Residente

  • Song: La Sombra
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