Catalina Maria Johnson

International radio broadcaster, bilingual cultural journalist, music curator

I´ll be posting video playlists of the Latinos showcasing at SXSW – today, we highlight musicians from Chile – which are beginning to really take front and center stage in the Latindie world! From the land that gave us Nobel-prize poet Pablo Neruda and one of the greatest activist poet/singer songwriters ever, Victor Jara, such a promising array of sounds and smart lyrics! Check out the video playlist and in order: Take your pick from the delicate, edgier Jorge Drexlerish Fernando Milagros, the dreamy vocals and harmonies of another singer/songwriter Gepe, or perhaps ingest Matias Aguayo´s lush soundscapes (not only electronic, but augmented by his singing, playing other instruments and hand-clapping), and/or Pedropiedra offers catchy, slightly psychedelic electro-pop hooks, and there´s Protistas’ melodic self-denominated “wild pop”, Chico Trujillo´s rocked-out, ska-tinged chilocolombiana cumbia, Invernesse´s trance-inducing electro-sonic experimentation as well as Austin-based Intimate Stranger´s energetic Chilean new wave and alternative trip-hop courtesy of the duo Marcela and Leandro, known as Leche!

En estos días estaré publicando videos de los Latinos que se presentarán en Austin, Texas, en el festival de SXSW – el día de hoy, nos enfocamos en artistas chilenos – realmente adquiriendo gran protagonismo en el mundo de la música alternativa! Del país que nos dió el poeta premiado con Nobel, Pablo Neruda, y uno de los poetas cantautores activistas, pioneros del movimiento de la canción protesta, el gran Victor Jara, nos llegan paisajes sonoros de lo más interesantes: Disfruten de los videos, ya que podremos escoger del delicado sonido tipo Jorge Drexler pero con algo de más rock de Fernando Milagros, el folk electrónico del cantaautor Gepe, o quizás habrá que visitar el planeta sonoro de Matias Aguayo o bailar al compás del electropop con ligero toque psicodélico de Pedropiedra. También podremos disfrutar el autodenominado pop salvaje y a la vez super melódico de  Protistas, la cumbia chilocolombiana con sabor a rock y ska de Chico Trujillo, o quizá entrar en trance gracias a la música experimental de Invernesse. Sin descartar la posibilidad de experimentar la energía de la banda Intimate Stranger lidereada por la vocalista inglesa-croata Tessie S-Woodgate o el trip-hop alternativo de Marcela y Leandro, mejor conocidos como Leche!



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  3. Gina Chavez wrote:

    Thanks SO much for the recommendations! I’ll be sure to check out these fab Latinos. And if you’re free at 7pm on Wednesday, March 16, I’ll be rocking Latin folk at Mellow Johnny’s! nos vemos…