Austin-based Latin fusion band La Guerrilla released their new music video for their single “Compañero” today. Directed by Leah Pérez, the video was shot during their live performance at the La Condessa Block Party in May. During their performance the group was wearing special Dia De Los Muertos inspired makeup and playing to a full, enthusiastic crowd. “Compañero” will be available soon from the band’s iTunes page and will be featured on the upcoming full length album, No Passport.
La Guerrilla is the musical project of Austin-based musician (by way of Peru) Enrique Rumiche. The official bio says it best when Rumiche refersthe project as “the ongoing World Troubadors Collective led by a Latino Transcontinetal Hustler.” The band’s sound is a bilingual fusion of traditional South American rhythms with elements of reggae, gypsy-punk and ska.
Watch the music video for “Compañero” below.
Silvana Kane releases her new video from her debut album La Jardinera, out now on Six Degrees Records. La Jardinera, the solo debut from Silvana Kane, best known as the vocalist with acclaimed, Juno nominated, Global Pop ensemble Pacifika, is the singer’s most personal effort to date. Comprised predominantly of cover songs by her favorite Latin American singers and composers—including Chabuca Granda, Mercedes Sosa and Violeta Parra—Kane has transformed songs of revolt and love into an exquisite collection of stunning ballads.
Silvana enthusiastically states about her new video, “La Jardinera” is the title track from Silvana Kane’s debut album, a song about healing a broken heart by tending to the Earth. For this video, she spent the afternoon walking through the woods behind her house, enjoying the magical rays of sun, and singing to the forest.
Bachaco is a six-piece that fuses reggae, dancehall and cumbia with elements of ska and hip-hop into a multicultural music explosion. Founded in 2007 by brothers Edilberto and Jose Morillo, the band has members from Jamaica, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Peru that have spread their contagious rhythms all the way from Argentina to Canada. The Miami-based band has performed live more than 300 times and has showcased at South by Southwest, Latin Music Miami Beach Half Marathon and the Latin Alternative Music Conference.
The band’s bilingual and infectious lyrics have received MTV Tr3s‘ attention. The song “Cumbia Pa’ La Nena” off their self-titled debut album is part of MTV Tr3s promotion for a limited time that allows free downloads of featured artists’ music. The video of the song has also been well received and has been on rotation on MTV Tr3s and other music video outlets. To finish the year off, Bachaco will continue touring in south Florida in support of their recently released album. Once the new year begins, the band plans to tour nationally and internationally in Latin America.
Watch the music video for “Cumbia Pa’ La Nena” by Bachaco below and the song can be downloaded here.
Hector Guerra doesn’t stay within the traditional urban Latin realm. With his roots as a founder of the Spanish hip-hop collective Pachamama Crew, Guerra decided to try his luck in Mexico. The Spanish-Bolivian MC and producer fuses rock, hip-hop, reggae, electronica and traditional Latin rhythms to create his own style. Currently residing in Mexico, Guerra joined the AHO Colectivo, a group of artists committed to defending the Cheran and Wirikuta indigenous territories. Members of the group include Rubén Albarrán (Café Tacvba) and Roco Pachucote (Maldita Vecindad / Sonidero Meztizo) among others.
Just in time before the new year rolls in, Guerra will release his second album as a soloist, Amor/Desde El Infierno. It won’t be an ordinary album, but a double album. The first part of the album is set to drop on December 4. The 12 tracks on Amor are filled with mixture of hip-hop, Andean music, dance hall, banda, reggae and cumbia. His first single, “What Up?,” is a preview of what’s to come as Guerra raps over traditional banda music from the Purépecha region of Michoacán.
Watch the “What Up” music video below:
Their identity is irrelevant while music is the main focus for COSMOPOLiTAN, a trio in matching outfits who hides behind sunglasses and facemasks. The band has been spreading their electro-rock beats from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico to the U.S., to Japan and they have even earned first place on Puerto Rico’s list of Top 10 en Radio Indi. COSMOPOLiTAN is composed of Edgar Lizárraga, Ramiro Iglesias and Abraham Bustamante or better known as their alter ego’s Mr. Vox, Mr. Lee and Mr. Doc, respectively, who can start a dance party with their energetic beats full of industrial sounds, rock and electro-punk.
Though the trio conceals their identity from their fans, they sure don’t hold anything else back in their music. The band is simply straightforward and the song “Just Give Me Bichola” off their EP Machine proves it. Besides the raunchy track name, the band recently released a music video that shows exactly what they mean. Partly shot at the Conga Room in Los Angeles and directed by Jordi Ortega, the trio transforms a boring accountant into a womanizer after an electrifying and intoxicating night out with them.
Watch the music video for “Just Give Me Bichola” below:
The official video for “For Once In My Life” by Tony Bennett with Marc Anthony premiered today on VEVO. The song will be featured on Bennett’s forthcoming album Tony Bennet: Viva Duets due out on October 22 via Colombia Records. The album will be Bennett’s third duets-themed project, following the platinum selling and critically praised Duets and Duets II.
Viva Duets features bilingual performances with many top names in Latin music. The album finds Bennett performing his greatest hits with a celebrated roster of Latin artists including Christina Aguilera, Gloria Estefan, Chayanne, and Thalía to name a few. The music video for “Once In My Life” is the first music video to be released from Viva Duets.
Watch Bennett’s music video for “For Once In My Life” featuring Marc Anthony below.