Alt.Latino's Summer Music Haul : Alt.Latino From Carlos Vives to Ana Tijoux, here's a batch of new music that meditates on identity, culture and the pandemic.

Alt.Latino's Summer Music Haul

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(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "HECHICERA")

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: We are arriving to the great Magdalena River.

CARLOS VIVES: (Singing) Nadie como tú si estamos bailando - haces que la vida sea una eterna primavera. Que prendan la luz, que vienen llegando.

STEFANIE FERNÁNDEZ, HOST:

From NPR Music, this is ALT.LATINO. I'm Stefanie Fernández. It is already August somehow, and, wow, what a summer it's been. Luckily, there's still a lot of great music that came out this summer, and Felix and I have a lot to get through today. Hey, Felix.

FELIX CONTRERAS, HOST:

Hey, Stefanie. We do have a ton of stuff for this summer unlike any others, and I think that people still are looking for new music to sort of take their mind off of some of the things that are going on in the world and also to help fortify them and keep their spirits up. So I'm going to start us off with something that's not exactly from this summer. It's left over from the lockdown era back in May, and it's an album that I think more people should hear. Carlos Vives has a long history of making music in Colombia that often calls on folk music. He has a new album out called "Cumbiana," and it's a bunch of collaborations with people like Alejandro Sanz and Rubén Blades. And on this track, he's singing with Canadian vocalist Jessie Reyez. This is called "Hechicera."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "HECHICERA")

JESSIE REYEZ: (Singing) Me dice bebida aunque esta madura. Bailamos toda la noche acompañando la luna. Me dice bebita.

VIVES: (Singing) Desde chiquito te busqué.

REYEZ: (Singing) Y con mi brujería...

VIVES: (Singing) Y esta noche te encontré.

REYEZ: (Singing) Me dice bebita.

VIVES: (Singing) Desde chiquito te busqué.

REYEZ: (Singing) Y con mi brujería...

VIVES: (Singing) Y esta noche te encontré.

REYEZ: (Singing) Nadie como tú...

VIVES: (Singing) Me eriza.

REYEZ: (Singing) Nadie como tú...

VIVES: (Singing) Me amansa.

CARLOS VIVES AND JESSIE REYEZ: (Singing) Nadie como tú cuando estamos bailando.

VIVES: (Singing) Nadie como tú…

REYEZ: (Singing) Me asusta.

VIVES: (Singing) Nadie como tú…

REYEZ: (Singing) Me encanta.

VIVES AND REYEZ: (Singing) Nadie como tú cuando estamos amando.

VIVES: (Singing) Nadie como tú...

REYEZ: (Singing) Me eriza.

VIVES: (Singing) Nadie como tú…

REYEZ: (Singing) Me amansa.

VIVES AND REYEZ: (Singing) Nadie como tú cuando estamos bailando.

VIVES: (Singing) Nadie como tú...

REYEZ: (Singing) Me asusta.

VIVES: (Singing) Nadie como tú…

REYEZ: (Singing) Me encanta.

VIVES AND REYEZ: (Singing) Nadie como tú cuando estamos amando.

VIVES: (Singing) Nadie como tú y esa mirada que fascina, nadie como tú con tu saber de salmantina, nadie como tú con esa piel de momposina y nadie como tú, ni la más dulce golosina.

REYEZ: (Singing) I don't need that good like. I don't need that good like. When I wake up in the morning, I still look like. I don't need that good like. I don't need that good like. Yeah, my love the type to make you not want to say goodbye, love.

VIVES: (Singing) Desde que te vi, hechicera, ya nunca quise irme de tu lado, niña hermosa. Desde que te vi - ¿quién lo dijera? Te pones cada día más bonita y peligrosa. Nobody like you…

REYEZ: (Singing) Me eriza.

VIVES: (Singing) Nobody like you…

VIVES AND REYEZ: (Singing) Nobody like you cuando estamos bailando.

VIVES: (Singing) Nobody like you…

REYEZ: (Singing) Me asusta.

VIVES: (Singing) Nobody like you…

REYEZ: (Singing) Me encanta.

VIVES AND REYEZ: (Singing) Nobody like you cuando estamos amando.

VIVES: (Singing) Nobody like you…

REYEZ: (Singing) Me eriza.

VIVES: (Singing) Nobody like you…

REYEZ: (Singing) Me amansa.

VIVES AND REYEZ: (Singing) Nobody like you cuando estamos bailando.

VIVES: (Singing) Nobody like you…

REYEZ: (Singing) Me asusta.

VIVES: (Singing) Nobody like you…

REYEZ: (Singing) Me encanta.

VIVES AND REYEZ: (Singing) Nobody like you cuando estamos amando.

REYEZ: (Singing) Ay, hombre.

VIVES: (Singing) Brindemos por un mundo mejor, que la maldad no tenga un lugar.

REYEZ: (Singing) Y que la gente viva de amor, y vuelen alas de libertad.

VIVES AND REYEZ: (Singing) Brindemos por un mundo mejor.

VIVES: (Singing) Se acabó.

FERNÁNDEZ: Oh, I love Carlos Vives and Jessie Reyez.

CONTRERAS: Nice combination.

FERNÁNDEZ: Yeah. You know, it's very hard to overstate how famous Carlos Vives is in Latin America, and he's one of those stars that I find isn't really known in, like, the American lexicon. But he's huge in Latin America.

CONTRERAS: Which is why he's also part of the Spanish-language version of "The Voice" they call "La Voz." He's one of the coaches, so.

FERNÁNDEZ: Oh, yeah.

CONTRERAS: Right? Lots of good stuff from Carlos Vives.

FERNÁNDEZ: You know, last year I went to Bogotá with my family, and we went to his restaurant. And there were apparently rumors that he shows up regularly, and so we were all just waiting for Carlos to show up. But he didn't come that night.

CONTRERAS: (Laughter) Darn it.

FERNÁNDEZ: And Jessie - we got to shout out Jessie Reyez. She is such an exciting newcomer.

CONTRERAS: OK, tag team - you're it.

FERNÁNDEZ: So my next pick is also from an exciting newcomer. This is

LoyalLobos "Si Te Portas Mal."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "SI TE PORTAS MAL")

LOYAL LOBOS: (Singing) No lo hago por ti. Los niños me hacían sufrir, perra, pero el alma, baby, entera. Igual no siento que yo perdí. Las cicatrices son de vivir. Siempre hubo fuego en mí que quema. A ti te va a gustar - be bad, baby - si te portas mal. Be bad, baby. Yo no te voy a juzgar. Be bad, baby. Ponte para jugar. Be bad, baby. Tu profecía la escondía, niño, porque yo la escribí. Tienes que alabar arme hasta el fin, ya reza. Soy bruja y con agua me derrito, ya todos escucharon mi grito, pero yo no me debilito de pena. A ti te va a gustar, be bad, baby, si te portas mal, be bad, baby, yo no te voy a juzgar, be bad, baby, ponte pa' jugar, be bad, baby. A ti te va a gustar, be bad, baby, si te portas mal, be bad, baby, yo no te voy a juzgar, be bad, baby, ponte pa' jugar, be bad, baby. Sus monedas las derretí, pa' bañar en plata mi crin, inmortalizar mis penas al fin, mi testimonio antes de morir. A ti te va gustar, be bad, baby, si te portas mal, be bad, baby, yo no te voy a juzgar, be bad, baby, ponte pa' jugar, be bad, baby. A ti te va gustar, be bad, baby, si te portas mal, be bad, baby, yo no te voy a juzgar, be bad, baby, ponte pa' jugar, be bad, baby.

FERNÁNDEZ: You know, that was a great second choice because Loyal Lobos is Andrea Silva, and she is Bogotá-born and raised, and then moved to LA when she was 18 years old, where she started her music career. This is from her new album "Everlasting" that just came out. And I said this on New Music Friday with Robin Hilton. There's this thing about debut albums that often have the benefit of coming out so fully formed because, you know, being an artist's first album, they've had their whole lives to think about it in some way. And I think this is definitely an example of that. Across this album, you hear a lot of different influences, of course, from, like, American pop, like Frank Ocean and the tradition of American songwriters, like Elliott Smith. But there's also this thread running through of Latin American folk artists and the great songwriters, like Silvio Rodríguez and Mercedes Sosa, that she grew up listening to. She foreshadowed that influence a bit on a cover she did a couple years ago of "Alfonsina Y El Mar" that was absolutely beautiful. And I'm so glad that this album is finally here. Everyone check it out.

CONTRERAS: Nice pick. I like that - like that a lot.

FERNÁNDEZ: Thank you (laughter).

CONTRERAS: OK. I'm going to follow up with someone - not a new artist, someone we've been following for a while. And when we started the show 10 years ago, she was just starting out. Gaby Moreno is on a creative juggernaut right now. We had her on the show last year to talk about her album "¡Spangled!," which she made with noted arranger Van Dyke Parks. And she has a new single that is stylistically very different. And that's another reason why I'm such a fan 'cause her voice lends itself to many different genres and partnerships. And this one is with Camilo Lara's Mexican Institute of Sound. This is called "Yemayá."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "YEMAYÁ")

GABY MORENO: (Singing) Cuando uno está enamorado, el horizonte es infinito, cuando uno está enamorado, uno reescribe lo reescrito. Cuando uno está enamorado, a veces pierdes la cabeza, por lo que estar enamorado es más mi naturaleza. Cuando uno está enamorado sientes un abracadabra, me acerco a un acantilado, siempre sobras las palabras. Cuando uno está enamorado, te hacer perder el argumento, y aunque te sientas desahuciado, lo gritas a los cuatro vientos. Yemayá, cariño. Yemayá, cariño. Yemayá, cariño. Yemayá, cariño. Cuando uno está enamorado, sientes un abracadabra. Me acerco a un acantilado, siempre sobras las palabras. Cuando uno está enamorado, el horizonte es infinito, cuando está enamorado, uno reescribe lo reescrito. Yemayá, cariño. Yemayá, cariño, Yemayá, cariño. Yemayá, cariño. Yemayá, cariño. Yemayá, cariño, Yemayá, cariño. Yemayá, cariño. Yemayá, cariño. Yemayá, cariño, Yemayá, cariño. Yemayá, cariño.

FERNÁNDEZ: So good. So good. And now I think you have someone from my hometown.

CONTRERAS: This is a bit of a stylistic jump, but I think we'll survive it. I want to play something by a band called The Mavericks, and they are a band that defy expectations. In fact, I think you could say they define the idea of defying expectations. Since the late 1980s, they've been making a name for themselves in the country and Americana scene - right? - country, Tex-Mex, rockabilly - and always under the leadership of lead vocalist Raul Malo, who is Cuban American, from Miami. They will finally put out an all-Spanish album at the end of the month. It's called The Mavericks' "En Espanol." It's another example of why this band has always fascinated me and why I'm such a big fan. This track is called "Recuerdos," and the name of the album is The Mavericks' "En Espanol."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "RECUERDOS")

THE MAVERICKS: (Singing) Ya va cayendo la noche, con ella llega la soledad. En este momento comprendo que nuestra historia terminará. Hoy es el día que he de partir, nuestros caminos se separarán, ya nuestra historia llegó a su fin, bellos recuerdos en mi quedarán. (vocalizing) Sus recuerdos me acompañarán. Recuerdo un campo de lirios, donde una tarde te di mi amor. Pero ha llegado el invierno, y mi desolado corazón no late si no tiene tu calor. Hoy es el día que he de partir, nuestros caminos se separarán, ya nuestra historia llegó a su fin, bellos recuerdos en mí quedarán. (vocalizing) Tus recuerdos me acompañarán. Hoy es el día que he de partir, nuestros caminos se separarán, ya nuestra historia llegó a su fin, bellos recuerdos en mí quedarán, tu hermoso rostro a la luz del sol, una caricia a la orilla del mar, el beso tierno bajo el farol, tus pies cansados de tanto bailar. (vocalizing) Tus recuerdos me acompañarán. (Vocalizing) Tus recuerdos en mí quedarán. En mí quedarán. En mí quedarán. En mí quedarán. En mí quedarán. En mí quedarán. En mí quedarán. En mí quedarán. En mí quedarán. Me van a acompañar. Me van a acompañar. Me van a acompañar. Me van a acompañar. Me van a acompañar.

CONTRERAS: Another stylistic jump from The Mavericks to your next pick, Steph.

FERNÁNDEZ: My next pick is from a Dominican artist. This is the trio Mula, who haven't released a full-length project since their last album in 2017. But we're so excited that their next album, "Mundos," is set to be released in November. This is "Agua Que Quema."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "AGUA QUE QUEMA")

MULA: (Singing) Sé que estos días pasan, las fotos se guardan. Hoy esta es mi casa, tu cara me basta. Y cuando esto se acabe, vamos todos pal' malecón. Brindas con agua que quema y lo volvemos canción. Salud por esto de yo y tú. Comiéndonos el mundo sin saberlo siendo yo y tú. Tu risa no se acaba y el vaso no se me seca, este día vale oro, me encanta tenerte cerca. Salud por esto de yo y tú. Comiéndonos el mundo sin saberlo siendo yo y tú. Tu risa no se acaba y el vaso no se me seca. Este día vale oro, me encanta tenerte cerca. Ya no siento el tiempo, se me olvida que es tan lento. Me pierdo en tu historia y es historia este momento. Te tengo y me detengo, sé que esto será un recuerdo. Hoy ya es casi luego, no sé si será de nuevo. Después de esto qué haces y dónde, yo solo voy si tú vas también. Cambiamos el rumbo otra vez. Hoy ya es casi luego, no sé si será de nuevo. Sé que estos días pasan, las fotos se guardan. Hoy esta es mi casa, tu cara me basta. Y cuando esto se acabe vamos todos pal' malecón. Brindas con agua que quema y lo volvemos canción. Salud por esto de yo y tú. Comiéndonos el mundo sin saberlo siendo yo y tú. Tu risa no se acaba y el vaso no se me seca. Este día vale oro, me encanta tenerte cerca. Salud por esto de yo y tú, comiéndonos el mundo sin saberlo siendo yo y tú. Tu risa no se acaba y el vaso no se me seca. Este día vale oro, me encanta tenerte cerca. Y cuando esto acabe, brindas con agua que quema.

FERNÁNDEZ: How would you even classify this? What genre is this?

CONTRERAS: It's a mixture of things, and that's one of the things I like about the younger artists that are performing. It's like it's that exact question. It's like, how would you classify it? Because you can't really classify it. And that's the magic. I think that that is what makes it stand out. And so for me, listening to music all these years, I always love to hear people expand and challenge us and make something completely different. So I don't know how you answer that question, but...

FERNÁNDEZ: (Laughter) Mula is so cool because it's definitely electronic music, right? But it's so rooted in Caribbean genres. It is so fundamentally tropical and Caribbean. They take - just on this track, you know, it's drum and bass, which is, of course, an electronic touch, but also infused with trap, dembow and even dubstep in this song. And it all just works so seamlessly.

CONTRERAS: Yes, it does work, and in a way that really caught my attention. That's a good call. That's a good pick.

FERNÁNDEZ: Thank you. All right. What do you have for us next?

CONTRERAS: Next up is something by Omar Rodríguez-López. And I think that you could call him a musician's musician. He's a prolific guitarist and producer. He's got projects going back to The Mars Volta.

FERNÁNDEZ: That's right.

CONTRERAS: And just always - just a fascinating guy, fascinating character - I've met him a few times. He's really fun to talk to - always interesting ideas, very laid back. This new project is called the "Cloud Hill Tapes: Vol. I, II and III." They're all - new recordings of previous songs that he's released on other albums. And he rerecorded them with a vocalist named Virginia Garcia Alves. And they did it in the winter of 2018, when Omar was in Hamburg, Germany, for the Clouds Hill Festival. He invited guest musicians such as his brother, Marcel López-Rodríguez (ph), to come and join them. And to top it all off, it's only available on vinyl, right? So he had me at vinyl, and then top it off with all his other great, phenomenal music. There were so many tracks to choose from. But I'm going to go with something called "Winter's Gone." This is Omar Rodríguez-López, featuring the vocalist Virginia Garcia Alves.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "WINTER'S GONE")

VIRGINIA GARCIA ALVES: (Singing) Another winter goes away. I find myself laying in bed alone. The cold outside won’t deny me the right to fight. I understand it’s a matter of time before the spring comes through. It’s you.

OMAR RODRÍGUEZ-LÓPEZ: (Singing) Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.

VIRGINIA GARCIA ALVES AND OMAR RODRÍGUEZ-LÓPEZ: (Singing) Take your time. Take your time with me.

RODRÍGUEZ-LÓPEZ: (Singing) Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.

GARCIA ALVES AND RODRÍGUEZ-LÓPEZ: (Singing) Take your time. Take your time with me.

GARCIA ALVES: (Singing) So I guess I’ll let it go. The pictures I have of you just aren’t enough to keep me trying. You think I’m done, but I’m only beginning now. Please understand. It’s a matter of time before the spring comes through. It’s you.

RODRÍGUEZ-LÓPEZ: (Singing) Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.

GARCIA ALVES AND RODRÍGUEZ-LÓPEZ: (Singing) Take your time. Take your time with me

RODRÍGUEZ-LÓPEZ: (Singing) Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.

GARCIA ALVES AND RODRÍGUEZ-LÓPEZ: (Singing) Take your time. Take your time with me.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

RODRÍGUEZ-LÓPEZ: (Singing) Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.

GARCIA ALVES AND RODRÍGUEZ-LÓPEZ: (Singing) Take your time. Take your time with me.

RODRÍGUEZ-LÓPEZ: (Singing) Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.

GARCIA ALVES AND RODRÍGUEZ-LÓPEZ: (Singing) This could be your last time.

RODRÍGUEZ-LÓPEZ: (Singing) Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.

GARCIA ALVES AND RODRÍGUEZ-LÓPEZ: (Singing) Take your time. Take your time with me.

RODRÍGUEZ-LÓPEZ: (Singing) Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.

GARCIA ALVES AND RODRÍGUEZ-LÓPEZ: (Singing) Take your time. Take your time with me.

RODRÍGUEZ-LÓPEZ: (Singing) Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.

FERNÁNDEZ: So we're coming up on the end of our show, and we have a couple songs left - a couple standouts. First up is Jean Dawson with "Clear Bones."

CONTRERAS: I discovered Jean Dawson through you - a fascinating background, but also touches off an interesting conversation, right?

FERNÁNDEZ: Totally. Jean is one of my favorite discoveries of the last year. And his EP, "Bad Sports," from last year was one of my favorite releases of 2019. He's a 24-year-old musician from Southern California who grew up in San Diego and Tijuana. That EP was so good at exploring these liminal spaces of identity and genre. And I think identity - him being Black and Mexican - of course, that's an experience for a lot of mixed kids who feel that they don't belong fully to either side of their identity. And that, I think, especially is true in Latinidad. This is a really exciting young Latinx artist. And this song, "Clear Bones" is so simple. You know, a lot of his music is influenced by hip-hop, electronic, punk music. Here I especially hear this, like, very '90s rock, pop, kind of punk inflection, of course, influenced by rap as well that is entirely this, like, very singsong, almost meditation on death. And it's really interesting to see how this 24 year old would approach this subject. And I'm so excited to hear more from him on his upcoming album, "Pixel Bath," which is supposed to be out later this summer.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "CLEAR BONES")

JEAN DAWSON: (Singing) Mr. Reaper, will you wait on me? Mr. Reaper, let's play hide and seek. Mr. Reaper, I see you watchin' me. Mr. Reaper, you're a guarantee. Livin' life with a price on my head. Death got a gun with a beam, and it's red. See you messed up tryna be my friend.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #2: For me.

DAWSON: (Singing) I know I'll die. When it's my time, I'll be all smiles, I know. I go outside. I take a knife, and the devil's smile wants more. I know I'll die. When it's my time, I'll be all smiles, I know. I go outside, and I got mine, and you got yours, I hope. Mr. Reaper, will you wait on me? Mr. Reaper, let's play hide and seek. Mr. Reaper, I see you watchin' me. Mr. Reaper, you're a guarantee. Mr. Reaper, will you wait on me? Mr. Reaper, let's play hide and seek. Mr. Reaper, I see you watchin' me. Mr. Reaper, you're a guarantee. Which one of y'all want to go to hell? I got room in this black minivan. Take a ride with the skull and bones. You're at heaven's door with a cigarette. No, don't cry. You don't have to cry. Before you're born it's like when you die. It's all black. It's called death.

CONTRERAS: OK. We're going to finish with an ALT.LATINO favorite. Ana Tijoux always gets some interesting music. Tell us about the last track.

FERNÁNDEZ: So this song is called "Pa Que," and its chorus and title is directly taken from the axiom "Si ya saben como me pongo, ¿pa' qué me invitan?" which is, if you know how I'm going to get, why do you invite me? I love applying that kind of humorous phrase to this very serious political statement she's making. So "Pa Que" is just the latest in a couple of singles that Ana has released from her upcoming album "Antifa," which, you can tell from the name, is already making a strong statement about authoritarianism, about fascism, about oppression in all of its forms, and this song is no different. And this song, of course, explicitly mentions what we're going through recently in this country and the world over with the coronavirus and with protests against racial injustice and police brutality here in the U.S. that has taken hold of the whole world. And Ana is really good at mastering the tone balance. I mean, it's such a fun song, but she is not talking about fun topics, and she's not diminishing them to these easy-to-digest points. And yet it sounds so infectious and so good. And I think that she's a real master at that.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "PA QUE")

PJ SIN SUELA: (Rapping) Pa' la calle...

CONTRERAS: We packed in a lot of music. And of course, as always, you can see our entire playlist on our website at npr.org/altlatino. And don't forget to look for us on Facebook and Twitter. You can send us your picks for some of the music that you heard that you like, that you think we should know.

FERNÁNDEZ: Thank you so much, Felix, for sharing your music with me, as always.

CONTRERAS: Thanks, Stef. I had a lot of fun. This was cool.

FERNÁNDEZ: You've been listening to ALT.LATINO from NPR Music. I'm Stefanie Fernández. Thank you for listening.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "PA QUE")

ANA TIJOUX: (Rapping) ¿Sabían que la corona puede ser buena persona? Ministro, perdone la palabra, pero incomoda. Cambia de actitud, comment allez vous? ¿De todo el planeta somos el mejor sistema de salud? Que este virus muta, si Dios quieres se permuta. Que a los malls ni se inmuta, pero ¿en la calle se multa? Si vende hasta las frutas, que se aplana la curva, cuidado con la que viene la yuta, yu-yu-yu-yu-yu, yuta. Hortalicera, mira pa allá, viene la yuta, viene hasta acá.

PJ SIN SUELA: Qué vengan que estamos ready.

TIJOUX: Hortalicera, mira pa' allá. La nueva normalidad.

PJ SIN SUELA: A quien le caiga.

TIJOUX: Viene la yuta, viene hasta acá. La nueva normalidad.

PJ SIN SUELA: (Rapping) ¿Pa' qué me invitan? Si saben que si me agitan, incitan la violencia robando y después critican. Desde los "new yorikans" hasta mi gente de Chile, que se cuide el gobierno, antes que los aniquile. Somos miles ya cansados del maltrato de sus mentiras y atraco', de los puercos y de los paco', saquen cuchara' y plato', ya pónganse los zapatos, que hasta el más hipocondríaco está listo pa' luchar hace rato ¡Pa' la calle!

TIJOUX: (Singing) ¿Pa' qué me invitan? Si saben como me pongo, me conocen en el fonodo, yo no sigo protocolo, ¿pa' que invitan al bailongo? ¿Pa' qué, pa' qué, pa' qué? me invitan? ¿Pero pa' qué? Si saben lo que yo opino, lo que opino yo lo rimo, ¿pa' qué se me invitó? (Rapping) Ok, pa' qué y por qué en mi país te llevan preso si saltai un torniquete.

PJ SIN SUELA: (Rapping) En mi país te llevan preso si pides pan del banquete, en mi país te dicen loco si sales a protestar.

TIJOUX: (Rapping) Y en mi país disparan los ojos por salir a marchar, y te zumban caliente, como fuego artificial, lanzándote el guanaco, justificando solo matar. Lumazo, lumazo, pacos dirigen unos payasos, no quieren cacerolazos, migajas de bonos y pedazos, tú votas rechazo, seguimos sin nun mazo, contigo no hay caso, tú avalas los balazos.

PJ SIN SUELA: (Rapping) Mira que hay hambre, señores. Mira que hay hambre, señores. Mira que hay hambre, señores y no abren los comedores, nos figan con tenedores, se tildan de proveedores.

TIJOUX: (Singing) ¿Pa' qué me invitaron si saben cómo soy? ¿Yo? No pasa nada

PJ SIN SUELA: (Singing) Pa' las calles.

JAIME MAÑALICH: Nuestro sistema de salud es uno de los mejores del planeta, ojo.

PJ SIN SUELA: (Rapping) Pero ¿Pa' qué? ¿Pa' qué po? PJ Sin Suela en la casa ¿Pa' qué? ¡No entiendo nada, nada, nada!

TIJOUX: (Singing) Pero ¿Pa' qué? (Hortalicera) Pero ¿Pa' qué-qué-qué? Pero ¿Pa' qué? Pero ¿Pa' qué? Mira pa'llá Pero ¿Pa' qué-qué-qué? Pero ¿Pa' qué? Pero ¿Pa' qué? (Hortalicera) Pero ¿Pa' qué-qué-qué? Pero ¿Pa' qué? Pero ¿Pa' qué? Pero ¿Pa' qué?

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #3: Pero hueón, ¿Pa' qué po?

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