South by Soutwest line-up of Latin acts are next level this year. Don't miss out on these bands along with many more of SXSW's eclectic acts at this year's event.
San Antonio.- South by Soutwest line-up of Latin acts are next level this year. Don't miss out on these bands along with many more of SXSW's eclectic acts at this year's event.
Friday, March 18, 8 p.m. at Venue 222 (222 E 6th St.)
These guys had me sold the minute I heard their Spanish remix of Lil Wayne’s “A milli.” From the streets of Panama, Los Rakas are mashing up Hip Hop, Reggae and Dancehall music with Spanish and English lyrics that create a head bobbing, get on your feet and jump around sound.
Los Lonely Boys
Saturday, March 19, 12:15 a.m. at The Phoenix (409 B. Colorado St)
There’s not much to say about Texas natives Los Lonely Boys except for—don’t miss their show because they always jam, especially in Austin.
Saturday, March 19, 12:30 a.m. at Havana Patio (709 E 6th St.)
Austin-based Latin-funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma received their first Grammy Award this year earning Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album for their latest release, El Existential. “Considering the DIY and homegrown effort we've built over the last decade, including the immense undertaking and process of producing this album all by ourselves, it feels unbelievable to finally go home as winners. And with so many genres combined into this one category with such fierce competition, it's even more of an honor and statement of our hard work over the last ten years,’ said the band’s guitarist Adrian Quesada.
2nd Annual Chilean Music Showcase
Saturday, March 19 at Maggie Mae's (325 East 6th St.)
Last year's Chilean Music Showcase was an event in itself at SXSW and a huge hit among the crowds. This year’s lineup will feature rock/ska cumbia influences of Chico Trujillo, techno/disco DJ Mathias Aguayo and a gang of bands representing Chile's indie rock/pop movement like Gepe, Intimate Stranger, Inverness and Protistas.
Saturday, March 19 at 9 p.m. at Mellow Johnny’s (400 Nueces Street)
For the past seven years El Tule has been filing venues across South Texas with its unique sound combining cumbia, mjerengue, salsa, cuban and Reggae. El Tule’s ever evolving sound is a natural progression culminated through the bands different backgrounds, experiences and influences.
El Hijo de la Cumbia
Though cumbia originated in Colombia, it has long since found its way across the Americas into Argentina, Mexico, and many other Latin America countries. Cumbia is also responsible for regional subsets, such as cumbia villera in Argentina. In which, Argentinean DJ, El Hijo de Cumbia is perfecting another distorted form of the Afro-Caribbean dance music, fusing it with global electronic influences.