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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.

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Latin Roots #31: Making It Their Own – The Variety Of Rock In Argentina - April 4, 2013

A hefty task for our Latin Roots co-host today Josh Norek: Define the broad swath of Argentine rock with just few bands. But Josh, the co-host of The Latin Alternative, is up to it precisely because he spent time in Buenos Aires as student during a most vibrant period for the music.

In this session he plays a classic from Los Fabulosos Cadillacs who had ska influences in their early work in the 80's. That was at a time when rock in Argentina was moving beyond Anglo imitations, incorporating Latin influences and, as Josh infers, even becoming dangerous.

Also the more indie sound of Babasonicos who formed in the 80s as well but had a new album a Propisito in 2011 and Banda de Turistas putting an Argentine spin on Brit Rock.
  • Listen to the Show:
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  • Show Tracks:
    • Los Fabulosos Cadillacs / MATADOR / Originales - 20 Exitos
    • Babasonicos / PULPITO / A Propósito
    • Banda de Turistas / AMIGOS / Ya
  • Listen to the Playlist:
  • Playlist Tracks:
    • Matador
    • Pulpito
    • Lo Comandas
    • Ella Uso Mi Cabeza Cumo Un
    • Revolver
    • Al Fin Sucede
    • Nunca ire
    • Should I Stay or Should I Go
    • Cambiar El Alma
    • Carismatico
    • Un Verdadero cajon de madera
    • Mal Bicho

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