Monday, June 11, 2007

En La Misma Onda

Latin Music Links

I hardly find the time to listen to podcasts, but for Ritmo Latino I gladly make an exception. The show is recorded in Poland, aired in Micronesia, presented by an American, and consists of an eclectic selection of Latino tunes. Did somebody say 'global village'? (Almost reminds me of that blog by two Belgian students, written in English, focusing on Spanish-language music ;))

Another noteworthy blog: ¿Revolución, No? is a lesson in latin music history. With fully downloadable out-of-print albums!

VivirLatino brings the best news of 2007: Soda Stereo might reunite for a tour! I hope the legendary band (lead by our favorite rockero, Gustavo Cerati) will record some songs again too.

And the weirdest announcement of late might be this: reggaeton icon Hector 'El Father' wants to become a pediatrician. Blog Reggaeton reports his main reason is 'not being afraid of needles'. Something tells me most parents will not take the writer of "El Tiburón" and "Gata Celosa" very serious as a doctor.

US presidential candidate Barack Obama is reaching out to latino voters. Reggaeton-style! A support group called 'Amigos de Obama' recorded this catchy campaign song. Guanabee has the lyrics!

And finally, mestizo legend Manu Chao lets you download his new single for free. "Rainin in Paradize" sounds a bit different because of the distorted guitars, but essentially it's just another ripoff of his successful 1998 debut Clandestino. We leave you with the video to his earworm hit "Me Gustas Tú"!

5 comments:

El Guiri said...

And these are the first dates for the upcoming Soda Stereo tour!

* 19 de octubre: Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina
* 20 de octubre: Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina
* 10 de noviembre: Monterrey, México
* 12 de noviembre: Guadalajara, México
* 15 de noviembre: Foro Sol, Ciudad de México, México
* 16 de noviembre: Foro Sol, Ciudad de México, México
* 21 de noviembre: Ecuador
* 24 de noviembre: Bogotá, Colombia
* Por confirmar [noviembre]: Santiago, Chile
* Por confirmar: Lima, Perú
* Por confirmar: Venezuela
* Por confirmar: Estados Unidos

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Chapín said...

@El guiri: let's hope they add Europe to that schedule..
Cerati visited London with his Ahi Vamos tour. And then, let's hope they give us free tickets ;)

El Guiri said...

Sounds like a cunning plan! So, tour managers of Soda Stereo, if you read this, please take notice! :)

hermana said...

Did you know Manu Chao has a new 4 song EP now available at digital storeslike iTunes? I'm loving the new single "Rainin In Paradize".

I don't know why they're making people wait so long for the new album, LaRadiolina. It's not coming out until Sept. 4 but I need my Manu fix now ...

http://www.myspace.com/manuchao