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Latin Roots Live
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 XPN Welcomes the Mural Arts Open Source Block Party.
Join us for a neighborhood celebration with artists Keir Johnston and Ernel Martinez, which explores the intersection of the Latino and African American communities in North Philadelphia.
Music by CALMA CARMONA, DENDE & BAND, and DJ Rahsaan. Also enjoy treats from local shops, dance lessons, interactive art and more!

Latin Roots #49 - For Our Debut Latin Roots Live La Santa Cecilia Plays An Ecstatic Set of Originals And Timely Covers

A special Latin Roots today with La Santa Cecilia in concert as part of our Latin Roots Live series. This set with the popular Los Angeles based Mexican-American band was recorded at World Cafe Live Upstairs in Philadelphia.

December 12, 2013 - The band, named after the patron saint of musicians, started playing on the streets in LA and released their self-titled debut EP in 2009.
With the charismatic La Marisol out front the band worked hard playing any and all gigs throughout North America and Mexico. Elvis Costello has become a big supporter inviting La Marisoul to sing on The Roots collaboration, Wise Up Ghost, and returning the favor with a vocal on their latest album. They released their debut major label LP, Treinta Días, on Universal Records in May 2013. Earlier this week they were nominated for a Grammy for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album. The set starts with the title track of Treinta Días.

Latin Roots is made possible by a grant from The Wyncote Foundation.

Session Setlist:
Treinta Dias
Losing Game
La Negra
Tainted Love
Strawberry Fields
Recent Release: Treinta Dias
Release Date: April 30, 2013
Label: Universal
  • Listen to the Show:
    Latin Roots Live: La Santa Cecilia The Latin Alternative band delivers a rousing performance on stage in Philadelphia for a special edition of Latin Roots.
  • Show Tracks:
    Enjoy our Spotify playlist of music from their previous EP Noche y Citas.
  • Listen to the Playlist:
  • Playlist Tracks:
    Enjoy our Spotify playlist of music from their previous EP Noche y Citas.

Latin Roots is made possible by a grant from the Wyncote Foundation.

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