Jan 1 2021

David Byrne Presents: Latin Alternative Now

By Todomundo

Song Artist Purchase
Ensalmo Rita Indiana
Mandinga Times Rita Indiana
Chilanga Banda (MTV Unplugged) Cafe Tacvba
No da para Na La Dame Blanche
Seguramente Fui Yo Maria Rodes
Muerde su labio Fena Della Maggiora
Tres Estaciones Lisandro Aristimuno
Sube A Nacer Conmigo Hermano Los Jaivas
Nana Negra Maria Rodes
El Outsider (ft. David Byrne) Cafe Tacvba
La Negra Tomasa Caifanes
Viente Anos Isaac & Nora
Casi Casi Ani Cordero
Pan Pan (Sin Mantequilla) Ani Cordero
Parar a tiempo Ximena Sarinana
La Vida es facil Ximena Sarinana
Amarrame Mon Laferte
Cafe con Leche Xenia Rubinos
Paraguaya Juana Molina
Cosoco Juana Molina
1-2-3 Cafe Tacvba
Futuro Cafe Tacvba
Hasta la Raiz Natalia Lafourcade
Ojos Color Sol Calle 13
Nunca Es Suficiente Los Angeles Azules
En Cantos Ile & Natalia Lafourcade
Hijo del Vallenato Carlos Vives
Monedita La Santa Cecilia
Tengo Miedo Maria Rodes
Tres Punales Maria Rodes
Osla Oval & Hana Kobayashia
Habitat Oval & Maite Gadea
Tu Rumba Ile
Que Maldicion Banda MS de sergio Lizarraga
Luz y Somra Gaby Moreno
Tranvia Gaby Moreno
Muerte Chiquita N/A
La Extrana Maria Rodes
Recuerdos de Ypacarai Maria Rodes
La Parranda La Troba Kung-Fu
Intentalo 3ballMTY
La Boca del Volcan Xoel Lopez
Veo Mi Ser Diego Frenkel
No Juegua Tei Shi

I just watched an excellent doc series on Latin Rock called “break It All”.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/dec/16/people-were-put-in-jail-for-music-a-brief-history-of-latin-american-rock

The series focuses mainly on the origins and rise of Latin Rock, and its suppression by many of the authoritarian governments in those countries (Governments often supported by the US, it needs to be said).

I appear in the doc briefly- I’m a fan and am friends with some of these musicians. The series is necessarily selective- I’m sure folks and fans will complain about who was left out- but as an overview and history it’s pretty good.

In 2019 I went to Mexico City to join Cafe Tacuba for one song in their second MTV Unplugged show- I’m a big fan of what they do and the unplugged show did not disappoint- almost every song was in a different style! Gustavo Santaolallia was musical director- he’s also exec producer of the Break It All TV series, so, it’s all connected. I also got to meet Natalia LaFourcade who is also featured on this playlist and on a recent song exploder episode.

-DB

Jan 1 2021

David Byrne Presents: Latin Alternative Now

By Todomundo

Song Artist Purchase
Ensalmo Rita Indiana
Mandinga Times Rita Indiana
Chilanga Banda (MTV Unplugged) Cafe Tacvba
No da para Na La Dame Blanche
Seguramente Fui Yo Maria Rodes
Muerde su labio Fena Della Maggiora
Tres Estaciones Lisandro Aristimuno
Sube A Nacer Conmigo Hermano Los Jaivas
Nana Negra Maria Rodes
El Outsider (ft. David Byrne) Cafe Tacvba
La Negra Tomasa Caifanes
Viente Anos Isaac & Nora
Casi Casi Ani Cordero
Pan Pan (Sin Mantequilla) Ani Cordero
Parar a tiempo Ximena Sarinana
La Vida es facil Ximena Sarinana
Amarrame Mon Laferte
Cafe con Leche Xenia Rubinos
Paraguaya Juana Molina
Cosoco Juana Molina
1-2-3 Cafe Tacvba
Futuro Cafe Tacvba
Hasta la Raiz Natalia Lafourcade
Ojos Color Sol Calle 13
Nunca Es Suficiente Los Angeles Azules
En Cantos Ile & Natalia Lafourcade
Hijo del Vallenato Carlos Vives
Monedita La Santa Cecilia
Tengo Miedo Maria Rodes
Tres Punales Maria Rodes
Osla Oval & Hana Kobayashia
Habitat Oval & Maite Gadea
Tu Rumba Ile
Que Maldicion Banda MS de sergio Lizarraga
Luz y Somra Gaby Moreno
Tranvia Gaby Moreno
Muerte Chiquita N/A
La Extrana Maria Rodes
Recuerdos de Ypacarai Maria Rodes
La Parranda La Troba Kung-Fu
Intentalo 3ballMTY
La Boca del Volcan Xoel Lopez
Veo Mi Ser Diego Frenkel
No Juegua Tei Shi

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