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Anthro playlist

Here members and friends from our department will share their favorite music videos from Latin America and the Caribbean or in Spanish language and why they loved it so much. Stay tuned and follow our YouTube playlist and follow our Spotify profile 

Videos:

 


 August 12,  Samantha TurleyEl Castigador - Rita Indiana

"I met her [Rita Indiana] English translator during an ethnomusicology class in college, and I've loved her music ever since"

 


 

 Abril 19,  Tatiana Paz-LemusUn Derecho de Nacimiento (Natalia Lafurcado y varios artistas)

"Un derecho de nacimiento" escrita por Natalia Lafourcade e interpretada con varios artistas mexicanos, se sumó como aporte al movimiento #YoSoy132 en México. En las vísperas de las elecciones , este movimiento emergió tras la confrontación de Peña Nieto con 131 estudiantes de la Ibero y luego se enfocó en llevar a la luz aquellos arreglos prescritos que eventualmente llevarían a EPN al poder. A mi parecer, esta canción se ha vuelto un referente de los movimientos sociales de esta década. 

 


Abril 14, Tatiana Paz-Lemus, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs - Quinto Centenario (Cover Audio)

Escuché esta canción cuando estaba en secundaria y  todavía resonaban las críticas al V Centenario, y creo que me hizo cuestionarme por primera vez la colonización de nuestra historia. El mundo de la música alternativa latinoamericana de los 90s se resume, para mí, en muchas de las piezas de LFC con su energética mezcla de ska, punk, rock y reggae. 

 


April 10 - Gabriela Ore , Los Ángeles Azules - El Amor Después del Amor ft. Fito Paez (Live)

El Amor Después del Amor became popular during the late nineties in Peru representative of the famous Argentinian rock an example of the bands I listen to during my teens. ... and now, listening to a rendition in cumbia version is just so amazing. Back on my teens as any brat that wanted to fit in, cumbia was not cool. And having Los Angeles Azules a super famous and classical Mexican Cumbia band playing this song with its original author and interpreter is like to world colliding and I am loving it!  

 


 March 30 - Tatiana Paz-Lemus, Rebeca Lane - Reina del Caos

La música urbana latinoamericana se ha enriquecido con las voces feministas se posicionan abiertamente frente a estos nuestros contextos de violencia permanente. Si bien hay muchas hiphoperas y raperas, les comparto una de mis canciones favoritas de Rebeca Lane, artista guatemalteca, cuyas letras contienen críticas agudas al partiarcado en este país.

 


March 29, 2019 Keitlyn AlcantaraBomba Estéreo - Soy yo

Bomba Estereo is one of my favorite bands - from Colombia, their music has energy, emotion, and touches on so many Latinx Diaspora feels (see: Internacionales). Their performances are visually stunning, and their music videos center ALL KINDS of Latinx communities. "Soy Yo" is the perfect song for embracing your unique self and brushing off anyone who doesn't think that you are magic.  

   



 
March  28, 2019 Alma Paz-Sanmiguel  - Mon Laferte Tu Falta de Querer

Esta canción, de esas que cantas cuando quieres sacarlo todo, aquello que traes atorado. Y si lo hacen en compañía de tus amigos y con Tequila, mucho mejor! 

 

March 18, 2019 ' Norbert Ross - Paco Ibáñez - Palabras para Julia

I don’t even remember when I heard the song for the first time. But ever since it has accompanied me on my travels, my work, and my life, taking on different meanings over the years and across contexts. It is both a political and a personal song of the Spanish post-war era, opposing the Franco regime with a newfound humanism. In the original poem, J.A. Goytisolo encourages his daughter (Julia) to continue both in her personal struggles as well her fight toward a better world, reminding her that life is beautiful – la vida es bella. The Paco Ibáñez version is the most solemn version. Despite life being beautiful, the song or the poem is not at all cheerful, hence we need to fill the world with humanism! Every time I take the time to really listen to this song it takes on a new meaning, so I will probably continue listening for the years to come.

 

March 17, 2019 - Gabriela Ore -  Calle 13 - Latinoamérica

The first time I watched this video, in 2015, I probably watched the video 10 times in a row, it shows not only stunning Latin American landscapes and has a beautiful opening in Quechua (one of Peru's indigenous languages), but it shows so many different faces of Latin-America, the rural, the urban, the peasants, the indigenous, the old, the new, the traditions, the smiles, the struggles, the celebrations,... so much. And the lyric is like an anthem and all the things that we are, and all the things that make us ONE in all the vast diversity that is us. I can not even explain it. I get not tire of the song and the video. (video with English subtitles here)