27 marzo 2009

La canción de la semana #163

It is great to see my (and this blog's) favourite artists in Songlines Music Awards 2009 list of nominees: Lila Downs (in Best Artist category), Ska Cubano (in Cross-Cultural Collaboration) and Buika (in Newcomer category). However, until now, I never heard (of) Los Desterrados, the London-based "Sephardic flamenco fusion" collective who were nominated as the Best Band. This week's song, Mi Suegra, La Negra, opens the band's new album, Miradores.

17 marzo 2009

La canción de la semana #162

According to the Africando All Stars website,
Africando is a musical project formed in 1990 to unite New York-based salsa musicians with Senegalese vocalists... the goal of Africando was to merge salsa rhythms from both sides of the Atlantic, mainly based on the African salsa tradition.
This week's song is Ntoman featuring legendary Malian singer Salif Keita.


07 marzo 2009

La canción de la semana #161

The music of Señor Coconut (Uwe Schmidt, resident of Santiago de Chile) is so ridiculous that it is simply great. He takes the international rock and pop hits and makes a Latin party out of them. Here, listen to Humo en el Agua played as Cha-Cha-Cha and you will forget the original. More Coconut, please.

Fiesta Songs

01 marzo 2009

La Línea '09

La Línea - The London Latin Music Festival opens on Wednesday 1 April with Novalima!