Daymé Arocena reverberated way beyond their respective Cuban

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Thursday December 12, 2019

From NPR

A Survey Of The Year In ‘Latin Music,’ Whatever That Means

“Two musicians who explore the folkloric sides of their own backgrounds made astounding albums this year that reverberated way beyond their respective Cuban (Daymé Arocena) and Puerto Rican (iLe) roots.

While the biggest names in Latin urban music dominates the larger Latin music landscape, indie artists like Snow Tha Product, KAINA, Tomasa Del Real and Melii show what happens with the same source material free of external commercial constraints.

And there are a handful of musicians who explore sounds that don’t all easily into any genre ‘” and all of them at the same time ‘” who released great music this year, including Y La Bamba, Helado Negro and Nicola Cruz.”

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