Mixtape: Highlights in Bay Area Latin Music

Download: Mixtape: Highlights in Bay Area Latin Music (Podcast #428) This episode first ran on KQED.org. The Bay Area has a rich history of acclaimed musicians drawing from the many musical styles developed in Latin America. That legacy continues on today, with an array of Latinx artists incorporating cumbia, salsa, rumba, reggaeton, and Latin rock sounds into their work. This mixtape showcases eleven songs from local bands and artists drawing from Latin music. What's perhaps most immediately notable on first listen is the diversity of sounds included here. Even though half of the artists in this mix are inspired in [...]

Get To Know: Almas Fronterizas

(photo: Jaimes Rodriguez, styled by J.C. Luna of Barrio Dandy) Almas Fronterizas is a band out of Oakland. They mostly sing in Spanish, but please don't use that to try to pigeonhole them into...anything. They've created their own genre and it's some of the most unique and goddamn cool music I've heard in 2018. Their visuals for "El Barrio" couldn't be more perfect — it's a great introduction to the trio. Trust me, you need this band in your life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JolNoB73wAI Their most recent release, the Rosa Tropical EP, is available on vinyl via Bandcamp. Get your taste of the [...]

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