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Musica Mestizaje!

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Sound Travels from country to country, from theme to theme and this week we've been exploring a style of Latin music known simply as mestizaje. While I'm hard pressed to call this a ligit genre since it seems to be more of an amalgamation of genres (e.g. punk, funk, rock, ska and/or reggae), I do like its elements and it is a distinct sound even if the styles vary from artist to artist and country to country.

Let's be clear, mestizaje music is Latin music, and in some ways a catch-all for pop music from Spanish-speaking countries. Tuesday, we started the theme in Spain with some groovy sounds from Peret, The King of Rumba on a tune that brings a bit more beat to the rumba tradition in a collaboration with Argentine artist Jarabe de Palo. Early Manu Chao in the set from way back when he was in Mano Negra. Spanish actress-turned-musician Bebe, on an emotionally charged track calle "La Bicha." And a fine end to the set with the funky, yet rockin sound of Muchachito Bombo Infierno. Listen again...

Peret "El Lunar De Maria" El Rey De La Rumba

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Mano Negra "Señor Matanza" Casa Babylon

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Bebe "La Bicha" 

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Muchachito Bombo Infierno "Mas Que Breve" Vamos Que Nos Vamos

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