Café Latino brings together contemporary singer-songwriters from Latin America and Spain. Most of the artists featured on this collection grew up listening to Latin America’s Nueva Cancion(New Song) movement, a hallmark revolution in music that reached its peak in the politically turbulent era of the 1960’s and 70’s. Others were exposed to American folk, pop and jazz either at home or in their travels abroad. All contribute to a musically rich mix of sound that reflects the heritage of their homelands.
Many of the artists on Café Latino come from musical families or have international family roots. Born in Venezuela, singer-songwriterSacha Hildago aka Sacha Nairobi, is also a member of a family band featuring her father and brothers.Amanda Martinez, renowned in Canada, was born to parents of Mexican and South African descent. Her song “Alcoba Azul,” has Argentinian tango influences.Jose Conde, mixes his Cuban roots and Miami upbringing to present the mid-tempo El Avion. The 10 artists on the collection represent a fascinating overview of the contemporary Latin singer-songwriter scene.
The songs are:
Jehro - Salima (France)
Mónica Giraldo - Por Verte Llegar (Colombia)
Roberto Poveda - Mulatto (Cuba)
Amanda Martinez - Alcoba Azul (Mexico)
José Conde - El Avion (United States)
Sacha Nairobi - Congelados en el Tiempo (Venezuela)
Miguel Gil - Lamor es Déu en Barca (Spain)
Alex Cuba Band - Café Havana (Cuba)
Alex Alvear with Marta Gómez - Soñando con Quito (Ecuador)
Georgina Hassan - A Primera Vista (Argentina)