Vol 180 - Motel Panamérika
Recorded in Mexico City Mexico
A lovely day is nigh, and what better way to celebrate it than locking up with your significant other in a motel room! So grab on to this horny and sweet selection of tunes for a night of latino passion, starting with the street savvy songs by Los Rakas, Bixiga 70, and DJ Beware with MC Gringo. Then the romance strikes the dancefloor with DJ MKC and Los Embajadores, to follow in the key of punk with Dolores and the experimental atmospheric heartiness of Venezuela’s Algodón Egipcio and Argentina’s Sexteto Irreal, with their ode to a psychotropic woman. At the end of it all, we get softy-plushy, with nostalgic tunes by some gentlemen from the past. Enjoy the crooner anthems by Daniel Santos and Leonardo Favio, and the choral kitschyness by Los Piccolinos. There’s a few sighs at the end, waving goodbye (and waiting for an new rendezvous) with an instrumental version of the hispanic 80s diva, María Conchita Alonso by Juan Torres Y Su Órgano Melódico. And, yes, the ever corny Ray Conniff with the most covered latin standard, Bésame Mucho. Welcome to this honey-dripping week: stay the night at Motel Panamérika.
Mexico City Mexico
RBMA’s window to Latin America’s vital music scene and its protagonists.
The first and longest running non-english language show on RBMA Radio, Panamérika is a celebration of the vast and varied cultural landscape in Latin America. Presented by gentle-voiced host Jorge Medina each show provides an enlightening array of references on the bountiful production of music coming from this side of the planet: Ranging from the quintessential rhythms of bolero, cumbias, merengue, norteñas, son, tango (and everything in between), Panamérika will bring on the most improbable fusions with rock, pop, hip hop, electronica and what may come mañana. And while we’re sure the revolution still won’t be televised, you will feel the revolutionary heartbeat pulsing with the beat in these shows, as they merge tunes, approaches and nationalities in true panamerican style. Atención, though: Spanish is spoken here, but then again, you may skip those classes this way, and, anyway, there’s no cheaper way to travel a whole continent, one hour at a time.