Tag Archives: El Sonido

El Sonido: Costa Rica

This week in El Sonido we head to Costa Rica. We’ve invited Pablo Acuña of the blog Dance To The Radio to write about some of his favorite artists coming out of the country at the moment: “Pura Vida” (Spanish for “pure life”) might be a philosophy that encourages the appreciation of life’s simple treasures.Read more…

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El Sonido: Los Viajeros

This week in El Sonido we’re going to start in Brazil and go northwest through Ecuador all the way back home to Seattle. Then we’ll check out some rocanrol en Español from all over the world. To kick it off I’m excited to share a great live session that Rodrigo Amarante recorded for El SonidoRead more…

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Live Video: Helado Negro

“There are some people in tinsel costumes around me… uh… that’s what’s happening.” When Helado Negro is asked to describe his “bandmates” in the studio, that’s how he does it, smirking with just enough hesitation to leave a sense of intrigue. On his latest album, Double Youth, the artist sometimes known as Roberto Lange embodiesRead more…

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Vive Latino: 2011 review & artist interviews / 2012 preview

(This review originally appeared in the L.A.M.C. 2011 guidebook.) I love Mexico City. I spent three weeks there in 2010 and when the folks at Vive Latino invited me to visit their music and arts festival in April 2011 I hopped at the chance to return. Set at Foro Sol stadium, an adjoining fútbol fieldRead more…

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