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Latin Roots Live
The Latin Roots Live! concert series is inspired by Latin Roots, the bi-weekly radio series on World Cafe® hosted by David Dye, which explores the vast variety of music from Spanish-speaking countries and people, from cumbia, mambo and son to Latin rock, reggaeton, and more. Latin Roots on World Cafe is made possible by the Wyncote Foundation. Latin Roots Live! is produced in partnership with Afrotaino and Raices Culturales and made possible by the William Penn Foundation

Latin Roots Live!

Latin Roots Live XPN Welcomes the Mural Arts Open Source Block Party.
Join us for a neighborhood celebration with artists Keir Johnston and Ernel Martinez, which explores the intersection of the Latino and African American communities in North Philadelphia.
Music by CALMA CARMONA, DENDE & BAND, and DJ Rahsaan. Also enjoy treats from local shops, dance lessons, interactive art and more!

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:
    y José José
    from Buscanda Una Sonrisa

    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

Latin Roots is made possible by a grant from the Wyncote Foundation.

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