Category Archives: El Sonido

El Sonido: Carnaval de Bahidorá

This week in El Sonido we review Bahidorá. Rana San and I traveled to the festival this February to check it out, here’s what we found. Text by Rana San: The creatives behind Carnaval de Bahidorá are geniuses; they found an oasis, curated a festival experience, and are thus cultivating a dedicated community of mindfulRead more…

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El Sonido: Aquí Estamos

This week in El Sonido, guest writer Aarin Wright recommends some of her favorite Latin artist from the USA. (¡in Enlgish y en español!): Were you aware that there are currently more Spanish-speakers in the United States than Spain? Or how about that the US is the second-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, following onlyRead more…

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El Sonido: SXSW 2016 Latin Recommendations

South By Southwest is a music lover’s wonderland with a magnificently overwhelming amount of bands and DJs to check out. You’ll have the chance to see some of your current interests, old favorites, and maybe most importantly discover brand new sounds. Austin is a multicultural city and SXSW always offers a wide array of musicalRead more…

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Immigrant Songs: Elia

Elia is the most recent project of Seattle-based singer, musician and producer Ignacio Izquierdo. The name comes from Elia Liut, an Italian aviator, who was the first person to fly over Ecuadorian territory. This reflects both Ignacio’s home city of Quito and his life of movement. A son of a diplomat, he found himself livingRead more…

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El Sonido: Vive Latino

This week in El Sonido, we’ll be talking about Vive Latino, a great music festival that happens every year in Mexico. It’s a wonderful way to see a wide variety of genres from Latin America mixed with artists from all over the world. Plus, it’s an outstanding excuse to visit the historical center and artisticRead more…

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Win a Trip to Vive Latino! Memories from Mexico City

You only have a few days left to enter KEXP’s 2016 Vive Latino flyaway and seize the opportunity to win a free trip to two for this awesome music festival in Mexico City, April 23 and 24. KEXP asked last year’s winner to share a few of her memories from Vive Latino 2015, and here’sRead more…

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El Sonido: Chicano Batman, Algodón Egipcio, Los Blenders, La Yegros

This week in El Sonido, we’ll check out superheroes from L.A., party in the desert, rock out alone in our room and dig some experimental electronic pop from planet D.F. via Venezuela. First up is an awesome live set from Los Angeles group Chicano Batman. They stopped by KEXP in the summer of 2015, dressedRead more…

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El Sonido: Solamente Mujeres

This week in El Sonido, guest writer Aarin Wright recommends some of her favorite female artists. (¡in Enlgish y en español!): One of the major perks of being a female-identified, enormous Latin music fan is the vast amount, and incredible quality, of content created by Latina women. No matter where in the world you turnRead more…

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El Sonido: Quarto Negro, Rafi eL, Mujercitas Terror, Cocofunka

This week in El Sonido we’ll be traveling to psychedelic Brazil, funky Costa Rica and the Andes of Los Angeles before we hit a party in Argentina on our way to some classic Latin sounds mixed up in Portland, Oregon. The Brazilian duo Eduardo Praça and Thiago Klein formed Quarto Negro in 2009 and haveRead more…

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El Sonido: Terror Amor, Buyepongo, Triángulo de Amor Bizarro, Frikstailers

This week in El Sonido we’ve got some rock and roll and some electronic styles to share – taking us from Spain to Puerto Rico, Los Angeles to planet Klajnak. Kicking it off is AJ Dávila y Terror Amor with an exclusive live KEXP performance that they recorded in October of 2014. There’s drinking, there’sRead more…

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