Sounds Like: Julieta Venegas Oficial, Inti Illimani, Joan Soriano, Juan Luis Guerra, Lila Downs
Bio: Raquel Z. Rivera & Ojos de Sofia weave together Puerto Rican jibaro music and bomba with Dominican salves and bachata. Their neo-folk approach to world music is highly danceable and filtered through a quirky New York City aesthetic. Their first album Las 7 salves de La Magdalena / 7 Songs of Prai...See Full Bio
Our big December NYC concert went great! Now we're adding some new songs to our Décimas del Amargue & Other Songs of series. Stay tuned!
“This project focuses on the use of the décimas poetic tradition among Puerto Ricans and Dominicans as well as the connections between “jibaro music,” “bachata,” and “boleros” in both cultures. Las Décimas also expresses the conflict between Rivera’s love for the musical genres that inspired the songs and her exasperation with a sexist melodramatic bent she sees in both genres. The result is creative musical arrangements and quirky lyrics that playfully challenge folkloric and popular music’s approaches to love and loss.”
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