Shake your fists and hips: 12 new music releases
This week on Alt.Latino, we are not to be messed with. The musical mood of the last few shows has been mellow, romantic and even lovey-dovey. Now we’re listening to a whole lot of grunge and just plain rock ‘n’ roll. Whether it’s Brazilian lo-fi, Spanish post-apocalyptic punk or Mexican pop-rock, we’re definitely feeling feisty.
Yet it wouldn’t be an Alt.Latino show if there weren’t a few dance tracks. So we take our boxing gloves off and groove to the sounds of a moombahton master from the Dominican Republic and his smooth Puerto Rican sidekick. We’ll also hear an Argentine mastermind living in San Francisco and a Venezuelan’s ode to traditional music called cardenche.
Speaking of cardenche, I have to apologize to our listeners twice this week. First, you may notice that at the time of this taping I was grappling with something that felt like the bubonic plague but turned out to be a regular flu. I’m all better now, but I sound like a very angry Donald Duck on today’s show. Also, I mispronounced the word cardenche (I said “cardeneche”) partly because it’s a completely new genre to me and partly because, to paraphrase Rick James, Nyquil is a hell of a drug.
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