Top 5 Hispanic Artists You Should Be Listening to
AL DÍA brings you the best alternative music in Spanish that you won’t find in other lists.
Nobody lights a party better than Systema Solar, the Afro-Caribbean music group originally from Barranquilla (Colombia), whose psychedelic proposal has transformed the Latin American alternative scene. ‘Mi Caribe’ is part of their latest production of 2018.
Within the latest wave of urban singers is Cordovan Martina, better known as La Peligrosa, who since 2013 has launched her solo career and whose latest single ‘Tu Culpa’ was produced with Lalo Ebratt and Miguel Ospino. Her new production brings a heavy load of afrobeats that are impossible to escape.
We continue with the feminine strength in the music, this time with the trio of Argentine folk fusion Fémina, whose rapacious lyrics have transformed them into an icon of female hip-hop in Spanish.
And if we talk about hip-hop, one of the most important exponents of the so-called Venezuelan conscience rap is Larry Porfirio Rada Herrera, better known as Apache. Rapper and composer originally from Baruta (Miranda), Apache became known with the group Cuarto Poder from 2003, but it was during 2008 that his solo career took off. ‘Añoranza’ is part of his 2017 production.
¿Quién dijo que toda la salsa venía del Caribe? Maite Hontelé ha demostrado que este género también ha llegado a destinos imprevistos como Holanda. Esta trompetista oriunda de Haaften tiene ya bajo el brazo cinco álbumes de salsa, son cubano, cha cha chá y bolero, en colaboración con pesos pesados como Rubén Blades, Buena Vista Social Club y Oscar D’León.