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Old 01-27-2011, 01:58 PM   #21 (permalink)
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And speaking of Mexican bands, this thread is surely not complete without a little Cafe Tacuba
Cafe Tacuba is pretty good, but yeah they're pretty all over the map, there are songs I absolutely love and others I completely hate. One of my favorites by them:



Another Mexican band that's pretty decent is Kinky, sometimes their sound reminds me of Cafe Tacuba. One of my favorite songs:



There's a lot of Latin folk that's really under-appreciated in my opinion. The Nueva Trova movement in post-revolutionary Cuba was particularly interesting. I'd venture to say that Silvio Rodriguez is actually one of my favorite musicians, on par with songwriters like Neil Young, Tom Waits, and Nick Drake (actually Tom Waits is completely different animal now that I think about it). It's pretty amazing how much great music is awaiting to be discovered in Cuba. To think that the Buena Vista Social Club musicians didn't became popular outside of Cuba (or inside for that matter) until the 90s is remarkable.


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Old 01-27-2011, 04:30 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Yeah, I was surprised by what that song sounded like. I had always been under the impression that Molotov were a punk band.
Yes, I think they probably are. TBH, I chose the only song of theirs that I really like - but maybe you`ll enjoy their less traditional efforts more than me. Good luck.


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I really like the way Silvio Rodriguez keeps it pure, keeps it simple, zachsd. Is that why you place him in the same ranks as Neil Young ?

Any aspiring keyboard players, or admirers of piano virtuosity, should take a look at this clip of Chucho Valdez, leader of the Cuban jazz group Irakere, performing one of his spellbinding solos :

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I really like the way Silvio Rodriguez keeps it pure, keeps it simple, zachsd. Is that why you place him in the same ranks as Neil Young ?
Funny, now that you mention it I just realized that I've always liked simple, almost pure sounding music. I can see how Silvio Rodriguez, Neil Young, Townes van Zandt, and Nick Drake would all fit into this category. This tendency is probably true for a lot of people though.

Oh, and another great Cuban, folky tune, although you guys are probably all aware of it:



If I remember correctly, this song is a pretty good representation of the traditional Trova movement in Cuba, as opposed to the Nueva Trova, which Silvio is famous for.
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Wow I am impressed! No Shakira? or Juanes? Haha. Pues, me encanta Sr. Paco de Lucia... Solo, sin voz, solamente la voz de la guitarra. Que rica!
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Wow I am impressed! No Shakira? or Juanes? Haha. Pues, me encanta Sr. Paco de Lucia... Solo, sin voz, solamente la voz de la guitarra. Que rica!
Hey... I like Juanes, Shakira not so much.



And I'll have to check out Paco de Lucia, not familiar with him but was looking at his wikipedia and it looks like something I would like.
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Hey... I like Juanes, Shakira not so much.



And I'll have to check out Paco de Lucia, not familiar with him but was looking at his wikipedia and it looks like something I would like.
That`s a nice Juanes song.

Paco de Lucia is such a big name in flamenco guitar - that`s probably why tore started this thread with a clip by him.

Do you know the song Cancion Mixteca ? It`s a really over-the-top, crying-into-your-tequila Ranchero song. Here it is, done by Los Tigres del Norte with the Chieftains :




If you have a less-is-more approach to music, then you might enjoy my favorite version of Cancion Mixteca , which is on Ry Cooder`s Paris, Texas album. Unfortunately, I can`t find that version on Youtube though.
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Yet another band from Mexico City that's pretty great and well worth a listen is Los de Abajo:

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Do you know the song Cancion Mixteca ? It`s a really over-the-top, crying-into-your-tequila Ranchero song. Here it is, done by Los Tigres del Norte with the Chieftains
Yeah, I actually have heard of that song. I tried to get into Ranchero music once, it just didn't work out. I think you need to be brought up on Ranchero music to really enjoy it or something.

Do the younger generations listen to Ranchero music in Mexico? In LA it's usually always middle-aged men, I don't know if that's just an influence of American culture though. It's a shame how native U.S. citizens really frown upon Ranchero music. Just because you don't like it/it's foreign doesn't mean it should be mocked constantly.

And people should start posting their thoughts on Brazilian music. There's a lot of amazing stuff happening there.
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Ah, here's a few Latin-based songs to admire or what not







If this isn't biggest stretch of the week, well...

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Can not forget Segovia...

Ok so he's Spanish. Close...
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