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Latin Roots #43 with Ernesto Lechner on Balada – Discover This Romantic Latin Style - September 19, 2013

It’s time for another Latin Roots today as Ernesto Lechner, co-host of The Latin Alternative radio show, is here to talk about a very romantic style of Latin music, balada. Ernesto will play us a couple of examples of the style starting in the late 1960’s when a lot of authentic balada drew from jazz and even bossa nova. We’ll also hear a modern rendition from Babasonicos from Argentina.
What we won’t hear is the 1980’s synth-drenched version of the form- Ernesto will explain why. For more balada music listen to our Spotify playlist.

Latin Roots is made possible by a grant from The Wyncote Foundation.
  • Listen to the Show:
    Latin Roots: The Evolution Of Balada Hear Ernesto Lechner of The Latin Alternative discuss the romantic genre called balada. Lechner also touches on why the '80s weren't kind to the nostalgic Latin style.
  • Show Tracks:
    EN UNA TARDE DE VERANO
    y José José
    from Buscanda Una Sonrisa


    LA PUNTITA
    by Babasonicos
    from Infame
  • Listen to the Playlist:
  • Playlist Tracks:
    José José – Agua Con Sal Roberto Carlos – Detalles (Detalhes) Nino Bravo – Un Beso Y Una Flor Rocío Dúrcal – La Gata Bajo La Lluvia Leo Dan – Cómo Te Extraño Mi Amor Roberto Carlos – Las Flores Del Jardin De Nuestra Casa (As Flores Do Jardim De Nossa Casa) Juan Gabriel – Siempre En Mi Mente José José – La Nave Del Olvido Raphael – Sentado a la Vera del Camino Babasonicos – La Puntita

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