The discovery of an old rifle in the woods leads to a reflection on the Native Americans who first inhabited the area around Chicago and the city’s early history.
These artists are flexing fierce fusions and alternative spins on Latin music.
This story still stings, but I’ll tell it anyway.
“Our lyrics reflect emotions of frustration and depression as much as they reflect romance and love,” says Miguel Gama, bass player for the Chicago-based Latin alternative band Rai. The band’s first full-length album, ‘El Vacio,’ releases on Friday, November 4.
My grandma votes Republican because she believes in three things: money, strength, and the rule of law. Whether the Republican Party stands for any of those things is beside the point because, to her, and to a lot of other people still, the Republicans represent those values more than the Democrats.
This musical roadmap of new sounds from across the Latine diaspora features music by Nemegata, Half Gringa, El Turco Perro, Kotrina, Beats y Bateria, SavaBorsa, Conjunto Ingenieria, Charlie Palomares & Mita y Su Monte Adentro, Adrian Quesada, and San Cha.
We must congratulate, support, and encourage all the independent Latine artists who continue to produce music, tour, and survive, despite the lack of financial resources. Let’s give them their due by supporting their efforts.
People who hate Mexicans don’t know much about them or the country they come from.