Guest DJ Xenia Rubinos Spins Music From Solange To Ravel : Alt.Latino The versatile vocalist ended 2016 on many best-of-the-year lists, including Alt.Latino's. Explore the depths of her music by digging into the songs she picks as a Guest DJ.
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Guest DJ Xenia Rubinos Spins Music From Solange To Ravel

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Guest DJ Xenia Rubinos Spins Music From Solange To Ravel

Guest DJ Xenia Rubinos Spins Music From Solange To Ravel

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Vocalist Xenia Rubinos ended 2016 with a bang: Her album Black Terry Cat was singled out in best-of-the-year lists by NPR Music, The New York Times and Rolling Stone. That kind of recognition is a major deal for an independent artist with a one-of-a-kind artistic vision.

Alt.Latino first recognized that vision back in 2012, when we featured a track from Rubinos' first self-released EP, Magic Trix. After we first heard Black Terry Cat earlier this year, we rushed her and her band into our office for a mesmerizing Tiny Desk concert that only hints at the magic of her live show.

That's what we're always trying to do at Alt.Latino: find and then support artists whose vision and imagination stops you in your tracks and opens up new worlds of sounds and ideas. So when Rubinos and her band passed through D.C. while on tour recently, we asked her to bring some music so we could discuss art, life and the joys of subtlety. It's a spirited conversation, and we can't wait for the next one.

Guest DJ: Xenia Rubinos

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Xenia Rubinos

  • Song: Mexican Chef
  • from Black Terry Cat
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Black Terry Cat
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Black Terry Cat
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Xenia Rubinos
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Epitaph
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2016

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Abbey Lincoln

  • Song: World Is Falling Down
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Abbey Sings Abbey
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Abbey Sings Abbey
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Abbey Lincoln
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Emarcy
Released
2007

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Solange

  • Song: Where do We Go
  • from A Seat At The Table
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A Seat At The Table
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A Seat At The Table
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Solange
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Saint Records/Columbia
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2016

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Vicentico Valdes

  • Song: Aretes de la Luna
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Aretes de la Luna [International Music ]
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Vicentico Valdes
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International Music
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1998

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Brookzill!

  • Song: Saudade Songbook
  • from Throwback to the Future
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Deantoni Parks

  • Song: Fosse in the Grass
  • from Technoself
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Technoself
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Leaving Records
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Arthur Rubenstein

  • Song: Valses nobles et sentimentales (version for piano) iii Modere
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