Posts Tagged ‘Natalia Lafourcade’

Celso Piña con Natalia Lafourcade

October 30, 2009

Celso Piña delivers a slow cumbia while Natalia Lafourcade flowers it up with her vocals. This comes from Celso’s “Sin Fecha de Caducidad” where you can also find Ely Guerra, Lila Downs, and Alex Lora (from El Tri) dueting it with el gran Celso.

¿VISTE? Natalia Lafourcade and Los Amigos Invisibles Perform Their Single “Vivire Para Ti”

September 4, 2009

Natalia and Los Amigos perform a bossa acoustic version of their single, “Vivire Para Ti.”

Natalia Lafourcade and Hello Seahorse!

August 19, 2009

Looks like Natalia Lafourcade has become good friends with Hello Seahorse! They’ll be playing together at Chicago’s Logan Square Auditorium on November 13. What a treat!

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Chi-Town friends, don’t miss this show! Natalia’s playful sounds and Hello Seahorse’s catchy tunes will have you feeling like you’re rocking out inside a cloud. To purchase tickets go here.

Here’s a look at what could happen:

Natalia Lafourcade with Denise LoBlondo from Hello Seahorse!

To hear more of Hello Seahorse please check out our previous post on them. It includes three tracks (MP3s). Click here.

Song of the Day: People Project’s “Segundo Piso”

June 16, 2009
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Wonder who Natalia Lafourcade was hanging out with when she was in Canada? These guys. People Project is a collective of musicians that are breaking all kinds of borders with their talent. Their music comes with a mission statement:

People Project is an inter-cultural, multi-lingual cross-border group uniting collaborators from around the world to explore many genres and create both authentic and original music with a message.

Our belief in people, in humanity, manifests itself in our rich cultural exchange in the process and production of human creative skill and imagination between emerging artists from everywhere.

Based simultaneously in Canada and in Mexico and founded by Philippe Lafreniere (Canada) and Gabriel Bronfman (Mexico) in 2006, People Project created a dynamic intermixture of folk, funk and roots music in several languages. Afro rhythms meet the harmonic language of blues and jazz, in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese where the worlds of latin, hip-hop, reggae, and funk collide. At present, Mexico City and Ottawa now act as a hub for our international artists.

Although they’re working on a new album that’s due out sometime later this year, the first album should not go overlooked. “Segungo Piso” is one of the highlights of People Project’s debut album. Here, a bossa nova meets afro-beat, and a hip grabbing saxophone accompanies a smooth voice. You can’t stay still to this one.

People Project-Segundo Piso (MP3)

People Project rehearsing “Segundo Piso” with Natalia Lafourcade on the melodica (Video)

Song of The Day: Juan Son’s “Las Hadas”

June 12, 2009
Juan Son

Juan Son

Who is Juan Son? Here’s what you need to know: Juan Son was the lead singer of experimental indie rock band Porter. From 2004-2008 the band released the 2005 EP, Donde Los Ponys Pastan and their full-length, 2007’s Atemahawke.  Both records garnered attention and a small following but the band called it quits after performing at Coachella Music Festival in 2008. Juan Son took the time to develop his own solo work resulting in a set of demos and this year’s Mermaid Sashimi. His debut record is already garnering rave reviews for its ethereal vocal-orchestral stylings. He’s collaborated with Latin Alternative legend Julieta Venegas and was most recently heard on Natalia Lafourcade‘s Hu Hu Hu as well as the Voy A Explotar and Rudo Y Cursi soundtracks. This guy is someone to watch. No, really, download the song and watch his music video for “Nada.”

Juan Son “Las Hadas” -DEMO (MP3)

Juan Son “Nada” (Video)

Song of The Day: Natalia Lafourcade’s “Azul”

June 3, 2009
Natalia Lafourcade's "Azul"

Natalia Lafourcade's "Azul"

I’ve been waiting  for Natalia Lafourcade to emerge from the Canadian wilderness  and release her highly anticipated record, Hu Hu Hu. The first single and video from this record is “Azul,” a pretty 6-minute epic with soaring orchestrations and an effervescent sensibility very similar to last year’s instrumental EP, Las 4 Estaciones Del Amor. On “Azul,” Lafourcade wonders openly of being eaten up by time or having her voice stolen by the wind. She admits her fear of nudity and having voyeurs look way, or of being swept away by darknes; of losing her fingers and losing her friends. There is a sense of naivete in her lyrics and in the usage of the xylophone and trumpets as the main instruments, but it’s during the bridge that we understand Lafourcade’s puerile fears. “Azul” isn’t  a song about love, but one that longs for independence, that independence could be from the restraints of unrequited love, of troubled friendships, of damaging family dynamics. Any which way you read it, not many musicians sing about such topics so wonderfully. That’s why it’s our FIRST song of the day and might as well be our song of the year.

Natalia Lafourcade – “Azul” (MP3)