Latin Roots: Philly Edition : World Cafe Hear music from El Malito & the 33rd Century, El Caribefunk and Pupi Legarreta, Latin artists with Philadelphia connections.
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Latin Roots: Philly Edition

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Latin Roots: Philly Edition

Latin Roots: Philly Edition

Latin Roots: Philly Edition

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El Caribefunk splits its time between Colombia and Philadelphia. German Gomez Polo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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El Caribefunk splits its time between Colombia and Philadelphia.

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Playlist

  • El Malito & the 33rd Century, "I Can't Win (No Puedo Ganar)"
  • El Caribefunk, "El Playaman"
  • Pupi Lagarreta, "Quajiro Son"

"Latin Roots" meets our "Sense of Place: Philly" series as Philadelphia-based reporter Aaron Levinson plays some local Latin music. First up is the "political and funky" El Malito & the 33rd Century, followed by El Caribefunk, a band that splits its time between Philadelphia and Colombia. We also salute Pupi Legarreta, an important figure in Afro-Cuban music who emigrated to the U.S. in 1959 and still performs around town, particularly on violin.

Check out our Spotify playlist below for more music.