Music from Argentina – Eduardo Falu

Eduardo Falú (July 7, 1923 – August 9, 2013) was a well-known Argentine folk music guitarist and composer. His parents, Fada and Juan Falú, were Syrian immigrants. He died on August 9, 2013, at his home in the city of Córdoba; he was 90. (wiki)

Here is his song “Zamba de la Candelaria “

Music from Colombia – Totó la Momposina

Totó la Momposina is a colombian singer of Afro-Colombian and Indigenous descendet, born in 1940 as Sonia Bazanta Vides. Listen to her great song “El Pescador” in english ‘The Fisher’:

Music from Argentina – Atahualpa Yupanqui

Atahualpa Yupanqui (31 January 1908 – 23 May 1992) was an Argentine singer, songwriter, guitarist, and writer. He is considered the most important Argentine folk musician of the 20th century.

Tierra querida  , one of his well-known songs

 

Christmas Songs: Music from Brazil – Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66

Sergio Mendes is a brazilian composer, pianist and arangeur from Rio de Janeiro. He also formed up the group Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66. Listen to their song “The Christmas Song”:

Music from Argentina – Perota Chingo

Perota Chingo is an argentine band, founded by Julia Ortiz et Dolores Aguirre. Listen to their wonderful dreamy song “Dolo Maju – Rie Chinito”:

Music from France/Chile – Ana Tijoux

Anamaría Merino Tijoux (born 1977), commonly known by her stage name Ana Tijoux or Anita Tijoux, is a French-Chilean musician. She became famous in Latin America as the female MC of hip-hop group Makiza during the late 1990s. In 2006, she crossed over to the mainstream of Latin pop after her collaboration with Mexican songstress Julieta Venegas in the radio hit “Eres para mí”. Tijoux has often been praised for “exploring sensitive matters devoid of violence.” She gained more widespread recognition following her second solo album, 1977.(wiki)

Here is her song “1977″