Lead by the stunning Bebel Gilberto, Six Degrees specializes in melding traditional Latin sounds with contemporary electronica. This collection highlights some of the label's newer artists, including Issa Bagayogo, Los Mocosos (the chillest reggaeton you will ever hear), the Real Tuesday Weld, Midival Punditz and Karsh Kale. This sampler is free for a limited time only.
By Richard Gehr on 06.08.10 in Reviews
A funny thing happened between Vieux Farka Touré's second studio album, 2009's Fondo, and this set of tracks recorded on the road: His group morphed into a slamming rock band. Already a master of the Sahar...
By Amelia Raitt on 05.26.09 in Reviews
Son of famed African guitarist Ali Farka Toure, Vieux proves himself a virtuoso in his own right, crafting swift, sprightly songs that make astounding use of his guitar proficiency. Songs come in ripples and waves, light...
By Richard Gehr on 10.07.08 in Reviews
Zuco 103 clean it up, break it down, and bring it all back home to Rio de Janeiro on their fourth album. With a title suggesting a relaxing aftermath to Brazil's annual bacchanal, After the Carnaval marks a return to...
By Wondering Sound Staff on 12.11.14 in Features
Five music critics discuss the best, worst, and most significant moments in Latin music this year.