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The Latin Roots Live! concert series is inspired by Latin Roots, the bi-weekly radio series on World Cafe® hosted by David Dye, which explores the vast variety of music from Spanish-speaking countries and people, from cumbia, mambo and son to Latin rock, reggaeton, and more. Latin Roots on World Cafe is made possible by the Wyncote Foundation. Latin Roots Live! is produced in partnership with Afrotaino and Raices Culturales and made possible by the William Penn Foundation

Latin Roots Live!

Latin Roots Live!
Listen to Ana Tijoux’s Latin Roots Live! show from World Cafe Live. Listen to Eco Del Sur’s Latin Roots Live! show from World Cafe Live.

Latin Roots#46 – Latin Roots Jasmine Garsd With Some Spooky Legends For The Day Of The Dead

Latin Roots Jasmine Garsd With Some Spooky Legends For The Day Of The Dead

October 31, 2013 - In the Latin world the big celebration this time of year is for The Day of The Dead, not Halloween. Jasmine Garsd of NPR ‘s Alt.Latino explains in our Latin Roots segment that The Day Of The Dead is far more a day of remembrance than anything scary.
Nonetheless she has chosen three songs for us today drawn from spooky legends. The best known is “La Llorona” a classic Mexican story about a woman who drowns her own children. We’ll also hear the story of “El Sombreron”. Let’s just say, ladies, don’t be seduced by the dude in the very large hat- it won’t end well. There is also the story of “El Fantasma de Canterville” based on Oscar Wilde’s The Ghost of Canterville. Check out the Spotify list Jasmine picked for more!

Latin Roots is made possible by a grant from The Wyncote Foundation.
  • Show Tracks:
    Session Setlist Chavela Vargas La Llorona Gaby Moreno El Sombreron Charly Garcia El Fantasma De Canterville
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