Latino USA

La Mecánica Popular: Psychedelic Salsa / by Maria Hinojosa | July 18, 2014

La Mecánica Popular: Psychedelic Salsa

We hear the beats of the psychedelic salsa group La Mecánica Popular and Maria Hinojosa and Soundcheck’s John Schaefer talk to the band’s leader, Efraín Rozas, about the group’s inspiration and their new take on Latin dance music.

Watch their performance here.

guests

 

 

48414-wppt_main_19553588271La Mecánica Popular puts a twist on a classic Latin sound: salsa. Led by Peruvian singer and pianist Efraín Rozas, the NYC-based band melds the heavy Afro-Caribbean grooves of salsa dura with the mind-warping textures of psychedelic rock. They replace the classic horn section with fuzzed out guitars and angular synthesizers, ultimately using the idea of “psychedelic salsa” as a meditation on the relationship between the body and the mind in representations of Latin culture. The group’s self-titled debut album is currently out on the Brooklyn-based label Names You Can Trust.

 

 

 

Photo by Michael Katzif

LISTEN TO INDIVIDUAL SEGMENTS FROM THIS SHOW
#1438 – Allies

#1438 - Allies / by Maria Hinojosa | September 19, 2014

What does it mean to be a good ally? Latino USA asks black leaders…

Full Story

We honor civility here at Latino USA. Keep your comments constructive and respectful of everyone's opinions.
Thank you.

THIS WEEK'S CAPTIONS: Let's...

THIS WEEK'S SHOW: In this week's show,…

This Week's Captions: Money...

THIS WEEK'S SHOW: From Puerto Rico to…

CAPTIONS

Audio visual notes for the hearing impaired.

Sponsors

Join the conversation

© 2014 Futuro Media Group