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Latin Roots

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About Latin Roots

Latin Roots Live
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Latin Roots Live

RSVP NOW for NUEVOFEST 2017 featuring performances from Latin GRAMMY Award winners La Vida Bohème and more! RSVP Here.

Latin Essential Protest Songs

Latin Essential Protest Songs Calle 13 | Courtesy of the Artist
Latin Roots Explores The Protest Music of South America


Rachel Faro joins the show to discuss Cancion de protesta. While we had our own period of politically charged songs about the Vietnam War and more in the 60s, Latin American songwriters were creating commentary about the repressive regimes in power there. Rachel Faro shares some of the musicians who put their lives at risk and identifies who she thinks of as the Bob Dylan equivalent of the Latin music world. Plus a great Spotify playlist for you to do some further listening.

Essential Protest Songs - Spotify Playlist

Session Setlist
DESAPARICIONES by Ruben Blades from Buscando America
EL AGUANTE by Calle 13 from MultiViral


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

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