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Aterciopelados in Studio on World Cafe 6/3/09

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Aterciopelados: Music As A Weapon Of Change

Aterciopelados: Music As A Weapon Of Change

Aterciopelados in Studio on World Cafe 6/3/09

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Aterciopelados in Studio on World Cafe 6/3/09

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Set List

  • "Rio"
  • "Treboles"
  • "Dia Paranormal"

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Fusing rock with the musical traditions of its Colombian homeland, Aterciopelados has garnered a lot of international attention over the past 15 years. The band has won a Latin Grammy, not to mention honors from the U.N. for its socially conscious message.

Rio, the duo's latest album, is inspired by the Bogota River's polluted condition and stands as a call to action for its recovery. In a session with host David Dye, Aterciopelados performs and discusses the profound problems Colombia faces, while also describing its collective belief in music as a weapon for change.

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Album
Rio
Artist
Aterciopelados
Label
Nacional
Released
2008

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