Monday, October 18, 2010

De Musica Ligera: "Rioplatense" rhythms

Bajofondo is likely best known as a group created by Argentina's musical jack of all trades Gustavo Santaolalla. Bajofondo is more than just one person, however, as their music incorporates sounds from the Rio de la Plata area in Argentina and Uruguay along with more contemporary music. Their early work from when they were known as Bajofondo Tango Club coupled tango along with electronic music. Their more recent efforts feature a more diverse and rich set of music mixed with the rioplatense rhythms that Bajofondo's members hold dear to their hearts.

Their latest album, 2007's "Mar Dulce", included guest artists such as Gustavo Cerati, Nelly Furtado, and Elvis Costello. "El Anden" features Spanish rapper Mala Rodriguez and is a gem from a very complete and marvelous album:

Bajofondo will be playing tonight at New York's Highline Ballroom along with Contramano. If you can please check it out!

Online Sources - Bajofondo at MySpace Music, Highline Ballroom
Video Source - YouTube

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