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New Music From Central America, The Caribbean And Italy

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New Music From Central America, The Caribbean And Italy

New Music From Central America, The Caribbean And Italy

New Music From Central America, The Caribbean And Italy

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Marel Alemany
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This week on Alt.Latino we’ve got quite a lot of ground to cover, so pack light. And if you love percussion, this show's for you. We start our musical voyage in Panama, listening to a rocker who keeps his wild guitar licks grounded with a constant pattering of traditional drumbeats. Then we move to the Caribbean, where Puerto Rican and Dominican artists are fusing traditional afro-Caribbean percussion with funk, indie rock and ballads.

Our voyage also takes us all the way to Italy. When we were working on this week’s show, we noticed a stack of CDs we’ve been receiving from artists covering Italian classics — including a group of Argentine girls who channel Neopolitan sensuality and a young Italian funk band that belongs on a Quentin Tarantino soundtrack. When we asked Argentine band Las Taradas about their decision to cover Italian songs, they talked about the inherent feminism of strong, sexy women who sing proudly and are as funny as they are assertive.

We’ve got a lot of free downloads this week, and many of these songs also have breathtaking videos. Viva Italia!

Alt Latino: New Music From Central America, The Caribbean and Italy

Cienfue

Décima Tercera

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Décima Tercera

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  • by Cienfue

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Chaka Chaka

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Chaka Chaka

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  • by Las Acevedo
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Obra De Arte

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Obra De Arte

  • from Amor Vincit Omnia
  • by Draco Rosa

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Amor Vincit Omnia
Album
Amor Vincit Omnia
Artist
Draco Rosa
Label
Sony Music Distribution
Released
2009

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Carne

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Carne

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Calling All Units To Broccolino

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Calling All Units To Broccolino

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  • by Calibro 35

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Ritornano Quellidi...
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Ritornano Quellidi...
Artist
Calibro 35
Label
Venus
Released
2010

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Guaglione

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Guaglione

  • from Guaglione
  • by Las Taradas

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