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Latin Roots #43 with Ernesto Lechner on Balada – Discover This Romantic Latin Style - September 19, 2013

It’s time for another Latin Roots today as Ernesto Lechner, co-host of The Latin Alternative radio show, is here to talk about a very romantic style of Latin music, balada. Ernesto will play us a couple of examples of the style starting in the late 1960’s when a lot of authentic balada drew from jazz and even bossa nova. We’ll also hear a modern rendition from Babasonicos from Argentina.
What we won’t hear is the 1980’s synth-drenched version of the form- Ernesto will explain why. For more balada music listen to our Spotify playlist.

Latin Roots is made possible by a grant from The Wyncote Foundation.
  • Show Tracks:
    EN UNA TARDE DE VERANO
    y José José
    from Buscanda Una Sonrisa


    LA PUNTITA
    by Babasonicos
    from Infame
  • Listen to the Playlist:
  • Playlist Tracks:
    José José – Agua Con Sal Roberto Carlos – Detalles (Detalhes) Nino Bravo – Un Beso Y Una Flor Rocío Dúrcal – La Gata Bajo La Lluvia Leo Dan – Cómo Te Extraño Mi Amor Roberto Carlos – Las Flores Del Jardin De Nuestra Casa (As Flores Do Jardim De Nossa Casa) Juan Gabriel – Siempre En Mi Mente José José – La Nave Del Olvido Raphael – Sentado a la Vera del Camino Babasonicos – La Puntita


Latin Roots is made possible by a grant from the Wyncote Foundation.