If you were wondering how the world’s biggest Latin alternative music label was going to celebrate Mexico’s bicentennial this year, here’s your answer.
In September, California-based Nacional Records, home to such acclaimed Mexican acts as Nortec Collective and Hello Seahorse!, will release Bimexicano: Nuestros Clasicos Hechos Rock.
This compilation album features Mexican artists covering Mexican classics, including a collaboration between Jaguares and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos for the classic son track “La Martiniana.” Notable non-Mexicans on Bimexicano include Colombian Latin pop duo Aterciopelados and Sr. Flavio of Argetine Latin alternative giants Los Fabulosos Cadillacs (both Nacional veterans).
Bimexicano will hit iTunes on Sept. 7, and all other digital outlets on Sept. 14. Physical CDs won’t hit stores until November. Mexico celebrates its 200th year of independence from Spain on Sept. 16.
View the track listing for Bimexicano below.
1. “La Martiniana” by Jaguares
2. “La Cigarra” by Natalia Lafourcade
3. “Vámonos” by Enrique Bunbury
4. “La Llorona” by Ely Guerra
5. “De Qué Manera Te Olvido” by Jumbo
6. “Un Mundo Raro” by Aterciopelados
7. “Cielo Rojo” by Hello Seahorse!
8. “El Rey” by Le Baron
9. “Sombras” by Kinky
10. “Bésame Mucho” by Sussie 4
11. “Cucurrucucú Paloma / Yo camaleón” by Jesús Báez (Zoe) & Ana Karla
12. “El Son De La Negra” by Sr. Flavio