Thursday, May 18, 2017

Leo Rojas - Chaski

Ecuador is one of the three main Andean countries, and that means lots of traditional music. So what do you do to pump some new life into old traditions? Some groups mimic North American natives outright, with war bonnets on it, buckskin and all the rest. Others are more authentic, and try to mine their own traditions for new insight...

Friday, May 12, 2017

Big Foot Mama - Led s severa

Slovenia is best known for the wife of you-know-who, but there's more to it than that. Slavs may have been the last Europeans, but hardly the least, and Slovenes are one of the anomalies, northerners stuck in the south by virtue of shifty politics. They can rock, too...

Friday, May 05, 2017

Aventura - Su Veneno (Version Bachata)

The Dominican Republic is bachata country, but so much of it sounds so similar, that it gets stale. There's a lot of African blood in the DR--it shows. There are some nice beaches there, too; lots of nice things...

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