A highlight from Alt.Latino And Tiny Desk Concert Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month


September fifteenth through october fifteenth has been designated as national hispanic heritage month. Thirty days set aside to consider the contributions of the various latin communities in this country. Npr music's ult- latino. Podcast likes to say every month is heritage month but they do set aside. Some special programming and this year is probably their biggest year yet. Fedex is the host and producer of the podcast. And he's here to tell us more about that Welcome thank you all right. What are you doing to celebrate this here. Okay first of all tiny desk concerts and the musicians who have played. The tiny desk have started calling it at tiny so we're doing an l tiny takeover all month all latin music ten different artists different genres and styles than at least eight different countries and cultures team out latino and the tiny desk concert team have put together a mixed with something for everyone. We have some a listers. We have some mid-career bands that more people should know about and some new discovery bands. Now tiny takeover. I love iraqi we. Here's some examples of that through some of the artists of you climbed out for l tiny. Okay now. I mentioned a variety of countries and cultures. Well this week we have to artists from columbia but the first artist is more of a global phenomena with colombian routes. We're gonna kick things off today with reggae tone musician j belvin. He's one of the most popular pop music stars on the planet billions of youtube views and streaming service clicks. He's going to be our first artist this attract from his new album. Who say it's one of the songs he performed on his tiny cone concert now for those not familiar with big on. How could you not be at this point How serious i mean. So what are we doing okay. The thumbnail history of reggae tone. It originated in panama. With afro panamanians incubated a little more important rico where it became the main means of expression black. Puerto ricans would become marginalized if puerto rican society. Now take a giant leap forward on this time line now. Much like hip hop the beat and the style has become popular all over latin america and in columbia particular. J. belvin represents how that popularity has become pan. Latin great way to lead this off. You mentioned another colombian band okay. Diamante electrical has been described as a rock band. They're the winners of three. Latin grammys twice for best rock album but their scope is pretty wide. They use rock as a base but they have influences from funk and other styles. This is their track swift. We'll go talk which is also performed on their tiny desk concert. What are the things we wanna do at this series and what we do not latino is shattered preconceived ideas people may have about the musical tastes of latinos here in this country and in latin america just like anywhere else. We listened to everything from rock to soul to electronic experimental to folkloric. It's a very click taste and there are musicians and bands that reflect that variety. And that's what we try to do on the show. And that's what we're going to do on the l tiny takeover phoenix. I've always said that we are the hardest demo to put a finger on especially musically absolutely man in latin america. of course they don't call it. Latin music they refer to it. As the genre specific hip hop electronic dance music cetera fedex. Congress is the host of npr. Music's ulta tino podcast. They're celebrating hispanic heritage month with a special tiny desk takeover. Four podcast live interviews and musical explainer videos on instagram and playlist on spotify and apple music. Thank you this message comes from. Npr sponsor click up a productivity tool that saving people. One day a week by bringing all your work into one place loved by two hundred thousand plus teams and companies like uber. It's free forever. So sign up today at. Click up dot com slash npr.

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