Amaya Garcia

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REVIEW Nicolá Cruz – Prender el Alma

By 18 December, 2015

The first time I heard Nicolá Cruz’s debut album Prender el Alma, one of the first thoughts that popped into my head was how sophisticated the Ecuador via France artist’s music sounded. From the slow-ambient intro and the... Read Article

The Evolution of Boogat

By 09 December, 2015

There is no question that Boogat is a guerrillero urbano; an urban warrior of sorts. Some of the first verses the Spanish-(and by extension, English-)speaking world first heard out of his mouth were a rallying cry, scored by... Read Article

The Rise of Amabis

By 08 January, 2014

Up until the last three years, fans of MPB in and outside Brazil may not have necessarily recognized Guilherme Amabis’ full name, but they had, undeniably, heard his music before. He’s worked on soundtracks for Hollywood blockbusters like... Read Article

REVIEW D MinGus – Fricçao

By 26 November, 2013

Even though this is the age of remixing, repurposing, rescuing lost sounds and re-contextualizing old popular ones, it’s still quite hard for musicians to create a coherent intersection between the elements of each genre or style without sounding... Read Article

REVIEW Boogat – Segundas Vidas/Sunset Remixes

By 19 November, 2013

I first met Boogat through his 2011 record Pura Vida and his amazing collaboration with Mati Zundel in “Alto de la Paz” which, even through some broken-Spanish rapping, floored me because of the strength of Boogat’s delivery: powerful,... Read Article

REVIEW Chico Trujillo – Gran Pecador

By 27 August, 2013

Sometimes I feel as if Chico Trujillo were a band born to alleviate the current lack of troubadours in contemporary Latin American music. This is not to say that there aren’t (hip hop, cumbia and folk artists have... Read Article