Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Latin Hip-Hop From Tego Calderon

Originally posted on December 2, 2008

Every once in a while a CD comes along and I don’t have much to say about it. That’s happening today. We have some Latino hip hop with a touch of salsa. Tego Calderon’s The Underdog (Jiggiri) has the essence of hip-hop with a Latin flavor and, since I don’t know Spanish aside from the few words and phrases remembered from high school, remains a mystery as to meaning.

Acoustic and electric guitars make an appearance here and there, but they do not form a focus. Nevertheless, the program is well done if you like the bag at hand. Tomorrow we travel to Japan for a performer that offers a music that he calls “Unpop.”

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