Rhythm and Roots

Musical migrations: Cholos in Japan

Culture moves in mysterious ways. The Huffington Post this week ran a little feature on the presence of Mexican-American chicano or cholo culture, music, fashion and lifestlye in Japan. Its beginnings can apparently be traced to the emergence of lowrider culture (Lowrider magazine has… Read More

Katakresis – Beats Santiaguinos

Katakresis is an American producer currently living in Santiago, Chile. He creates what could be loosely collected together as instrumental hip-hop. Katakresis – Straight Paraguay (Cabeza! 025) After having put together Cabeza! Netlabel’s 25th release last year, ‘Beats… Read More

Mulher Rendeira – ‘From American Folk to Psychadelic Pop’

After the arrival of ‘The Bandit of Brazil’ to American shores through Lima Barreto’s 1953 film, the song took some rather unexpected twists and turns. These two versions offer very different takes on the song from some surprising… Read More