Natalia and Los Amigos perform a bossa acoustic version of their single, “Vivire Para Ti.”
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Public radio station KCRW is broadcasting from the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) this week. KCRW and its morning show, Morning Becomes Eclectic has been a important venue for Spanish language music of all genres. Here’s what Raul Campos, KCRW host and DJ says of the conference:
“The Latin Alternative Music Conference has taken a sound that was always considered underground and helped it become a global force in music and receive the respect it deserves. KCRW is one of few radio stations to play Latin Alternative music so we’ve been on this journey together. It’s an exciting time as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of LAMC, which has been instrumental in pushing this sound forward and to the masses. I’ve been fortunate and honored to have hosted and MC’d the conference for the last few years. The hustle and bustle of NYC is like no other, but when these few days are in effect, it’s definitely on a different level! Growing up with this sound and seeing some of these bands blossom has been a real treat and the opportunity to deejay on the Central Park stage with acts like Cafe Tacuba, Julieta Venegas and countless others has truly been a dream come true for me.”
Niño Diamante’s dream to attend the LAMC conference stems back to the conference’s first year. Ten years later, he’s not there yet. But that’s okay. Thank you KCRW for showcasing some of Latin Alternative’s most inventive and talented artists as well as highlighting emerging acts. Below is a list of Morning Becomes Eclectic LIVE performances by artists such as Kinky, Alla, Brazilian Girls, Ximena Sarinana, and Ceci Bastida.
The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) kicked off Tuesday evening and goes on throughout this week in NYC. El Niño Diamante y Don Palabras wished they could partake in the festivities and rub elbows with industry changos, but alas, we sit in front of our computers and share, talk, and move you with the music we love. The New York Press has an brief interview with Argentine born, New York City transplant Federico Aubele. Aubele talks about his new record, Amatoria and his collaborations with Cibbo Mato‘s Miho Hatori and Brazilian Girl’s Sabina Scuibba.
This year the LAMC celebrates its 10th anniversary and sees performances by Columbia’s Aterciopelados, la Venezuelan gozadera de Los Amigos Invisibles, Argentine singer-songwriter, Juana Molina, Puerto Rican hip-hoppers, Calle 13, as well as lesser known acts such as La Oveja Negra, Curumin, and Maluca. This week’s festival is a chance for artists, industry moguls, and music fans alike to converge and celebrate Latino music.
We’ll try to keep you posted on all things LAMC 2009!
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 Girls‘ Sabina 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: