courtesy of BCN Concerts
Andrea Echeverri, lead singer of the Colombian band Aterciopelados.
Andrea Echeverri, lead singer of the Colombian band Aterciopelados. courtesy of BCN Concerts
Madame Marie du Deffand, a French hostess and patron of the arts, once said, "Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses."
We wish she could tune into this week's edition of Alt.Latino, in which we celebrate the fantastically strong, talented women who rock in Spanish. And who better to guide us through the world of Latina rock than Andrea Echeverri, lead singer of the Colombian band Aterciopelados? We gave her a call and asked her to pick her favorite women who rock, as well as women who inspire rock.
Echeverri started off with folk icon Mercedes Sosa and picked some established rock musicians, such as Juana Molina and Julieta Venegas. Then she introduced us to some amazing new alternative artists who shouldn't be missed.
Although this week's show aired three centuries too late for Madame du Deffand to listen to, it's not too late for you to listen to Echeverri's picks, and tell us who your favorite Latina rockers are, present and past.
This week's theme song is "Caribe Atomico" by Aterciopelados. To learn more about the band, visit its website.