Posts Tagged ‘Argentina’

Song of The Day: Paté de Fuá’s “El Valsecito de Don Serafín”

July 1, 2009

You know that feeling you get when you meet someone that is so damn interesting that you want to drop everything just to spend every second with that person? Well, that’s how I feel about Paté de Fuá.

Paté de Fuá

Paté de Fuá

These Argentinos and Mexicanos bring a warm sound unlike anything I’ve ever heard from the Mexican music scene. These mellow dudes fuse together the lighter sides of jazz, waltz, and tango with the following instruments: accordion, bandoneón, cavaquinho, banjo, cornet, alto horn, guitar, vibraphone, marimba, contrabass, and drums. Yeah, they’re a talented bunch. In today’s Song of the Day, they tell the story of a fictional character, Don Serafin. Don Serafin and his band only knew how to play one song, and so that’s all they played—one song, over and over, until Don Serafin passed away. If you really dig Paté de Fuá’s style(s), you might find yourself doing the same as Don Serafin—repeating this Song of The Day over and over. But don’t make the mistake of only knowing one song. For more check out Paté de Fuá’s album, Música Moderna

Paté de Fuá-El Valsecito de Don Serafín (MP3)

Paté de Fuá-El Valsecito de Don Serafín (Video)

Song of the Day: Javiera Mena’s “Yo No Te Pido La Luna”

June 23, 2009
Javiera Mena

Javiera Mena

Chilean pop singer Javiera Mena has been recording and performing music since 2001, first as indie pop duo, Prissa, and then as a collaborator with friend and Chilean singer-songwriter, Gepe. Mena cites Brazilian chantuese Xúxa and Mexico’s pop icon Daniela Romo as influences, yet it’s her fascination with an AM monophonic sound she grew up listening to as a child that guides her acoustic-synth driven pop from her 2006 debut, Esquemas Juveniles (Virgin Argentina). “Yo No Te Pido La Luna” is a tune off of that record and a cover of Daniela Romo’s 1984 pop hit which was a #1 hit in Chile and once again became a hit for Mena a few years ago. Mena is currently recording a follow up to Esquemas Juveniles in Mexico, Argentina, and Chile and due out later this year.


Javiera Mena “Yo No Te Pido La Luna” (MP3)

Javiera Mena “Yo No Te Pido La Luna” (Video)

Daniela Romo “Yo No Te Pido La Luna” (Original tune/video)

Song of the Day: Dancing Mood’s “Close to You” with Mimi Maura

June 19, 2009


Mimi Maura

Mimi Maura

I might have had too many whiskeys last night, and like every night (drunk or sober), I had an unforgiving friend bothering me as  I slept. This friend is a bird outside my window that is either really affected by light pollution or just likes to mess with me. I want to think that last night it was just trying to remind me about our Song of the Day. And it did by bringing to mind, “why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near.” I’ve been a fan of Mimi Maura ever since I got into the Latin-American Reggae scene, so when I heard that she was doing a Ska with Argentina’s Dancing Mood I was kinda excited. It wasn’t a disappointment at all. She has a rather deep voice, so to lighten it a bit for a classic American love song was a great move. And of course, Dancing Mood composed a perfect Ska cover of the track. It’s better than The Carpenters’ version. That’s it. I’m hungover. Enjoy.

Dancing Mood (featuring Mimi Maura)-Close to You (MP3)

Federico Aubele takes Amatoria on the road

June 16, 2009
Federico Aubele on tour

Federico Aubele on tour

Argentine singer-songwriter, Federico Aubele has embarked on a tour in support of his latest record, Amatoria (out now on ESL Music).  Aubele’s first record, 2003’s Hotel Buenos Aires blended Latin lounge, dub with elements of ambient and hip-hop. That record was the demo that landed him on Thievery Corporation‘s label, Eighteen Street Lounge Music. His follow-up, 2007’s Panamericana saw Aubele expanding on the sound of its predecessor and sharing production duties with Thievery Corporation.  Amatoria sees Aubele self producing the record and collaborating with Cibbo Mato‘s Miho Hatori on “Riendo Asi”, Brazilian GirlsSabina Scuibba on “Otra Vez”, as well as Panamericana vocalist Natalia Clavier.

Aubele’s Amatoria tour kicked off in Boston on June 13th and takes him to Philly, The Montreal Jazz Festival,The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) in NYC, Lollapalooza and Ravinia Festivals in Chicago, and two date residency in Scottsdale, AZ (!?) before wrapping up at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 3rd.

Check out Federico Aubele’s performance on WNYC’s Soundcheck!

Federico Aubele’s Amatoria tour:

06/13:  Bank of America Pavillion, Boston, MA
06/17: The Filene Center, Vienna, VA
06/19: Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA
06/21: Pavilion Harbor Center, Portsmouth, VA
06/27: Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL
07/02: Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal, CAN
07/03: Meadowbrook – US Cellular Pavilion, Gilford, NH
07/04: Tanglewood, Lenox, MA
07/09: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
07/09: LAMC at Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
07/25: Surf Lodge, Montauk, NY
08/06: House of Blues, Chicago, IL
08/08: Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
09/25: InterContinental Montelucia, Scottsdale, AZ
09/26: InterContinental Montelucia, Scottsdale, AZ
10/03: Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX

Federico Aubele “Sueña Mí Guitara” (Video)
Federico Aubele “La Esquina” (Video)