Argentina http://tpr.org en Sofia Rei: Tiny Desk Concert http://tpr.org/post/sofia-rei-tiny-desk-concert A drum from the Argentine Pampas fuels the music of Sofia Rei in this video: The way Franco Pinna has it incorporated into a traditional drum set serves as a musical metaphor for the music Rei performs alongside Pinna and guitarist/bassist JC Maillard.<p>Rei carries the accent and spirit of her native Argentina in her jazz-infused vocals. She's successfully carved out a spot for herself within a small and exclusive group of vocalists from Latin America who, after spending their formative years in their own countries, came to the U.S. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:32:47 +0000 Felix Contreras 27169 at http://tpr.org Sofia Rei: Tiny Desk Concert First Listen: Juana Molina, 'Wed 21' http://tpr.org/post/first-listen-juana-molina-wed-21 When Juana Molina decided to abandon a successful career on Argentine television, there were plenty of naysayers. Her brilliant 1996 debut album, <em>Rara </em>(Strange), produced by Argentine music producer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15894158/gustavo-santaolalla" target="_blank">Gustavo Santaolalla</a> (composer of the <em>Brokeback Mountain </em>soundtrack), proved them wrong. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:53:10 +0000 editor 20551 at http://tpr.org First Listen: Juana Molina, 'Wed 21' Bajofondo: South American Landscapes http://tpr.org/post/bajofondo-south-american-landscapes <p></p><p>Bajofondo started as a loose collective of musicians from Argentina and Uruguay, but over time formed a solid core of players that have since become a cohesive band. Their latest release, "Presente," consists of twenty one tracks and has a massive sound.</p><p>For this CD the group augmented their sound with an enormous orchestral section, giving each of their songs a full and well-rounded sound.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:57:55 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 8176 at http://tpr.org Bajofondo: South American Landscapes