Category Archives: latin world

SONG OF THE DAY Carlos Puebla – Hasta Siempre

“The Hymn of the Cuban people to Che Guevara…….” There are many, many versions of today’s gorgeous song, but I thought I’s start by sharing the 1965 original. Hasta Siempre, Comandante (translating as Until Forever, Commander) is a song written … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Lazos – La Rola

I cast out my sonic net with an open mind and the catch of the day was this slinky little instrumental beast!! This will keep my ears fed for days! It surprised me to discover that today’s song was actually … Continue reading

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Alceu Valença & Geraldo Azevedo – Planetário

Oh wow!! This song makes you feel like you have slept walked into a street full of fire crackers and then woke up!! Its crazy, the vocals are insane and it’s a frenzy of sound….I love it!! The ear-feast that … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Invasores de Progreso – La Bola Buche

Los Invasores de Progreso (translating as The Invaders Of Progress) was the musical project of Peruvian guitarist/keyboardist/composer, Ernesto Diestro Herrera.  Also known as ‘Shanty’, this San Martin-born artist formed his band in 1980 and continued to release his music on … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Freddie & The Scenarios – Sensei

Freddie & The Scenarios is the new project from The Vaccines’ lead guitarist Freddie Cowan who, together with some of the best musicians of Mexico City’s music scene, is creating some very vibrant sounds! Whilst visiting Mexico city in 2019, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The (St. Thomas) Pepper Smelter – Pepper’s Boogaloo

Hailing from Lima and coming together in the late 1960’s, The Saint Thomas Pepper Smelter were a psych-rock outfit that formed from the ashes of Los Shain’s (1963-68). Named after (a combination of) The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Roberts – El Salamontes

I can almost guarantee that when you hear this song, you won’t get it out of your head! That melody just gets a grip and off you go, you are in its clutches being washed down some psychedelic ravine!..but I’m … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Os Tincoãs – Deixa a Gira Girà

There is something quite magical, mysterious and ever-so-slightly haunting about the adorable vocal harmonies in today’s song, but mostly they are striking. I love how the guitar nestles in the background initially, allowing the voices lead the way, but how … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Evinha – Esperar Pra Ver

This little burst of sunbeams comes courtesy of a lady called Eva Correia José Maria, better known as Evinha. For many decades this Brazilian singer has been adorning the world with her soft vocal prowess and as far as I … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Eric Grant Orchestra – Uncle Joe

I love unusual fusions of sound and how the crossover of genres creates something quite unique! Today’s song is a fine example of this and comes from a record that was recorded nearly 70 years ago! Seamlessly blending elements of … Continue reading

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