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Todo Lo Que Tengo (All That I Have) by Quetzal from "Imaginaries"

Inspired by traditional son jarocho music of Veracruz, Mexico, and spiked with urban rhythms, rock and R&B, East LA Chicano group Quetzal will release 'Imaginaries', its 5th album and 1st for Smithsonian Folkways, on Feb. 28, 2012. Quetzal, called "provocative, heartfelt and strikingly original" by the LA Times and founded by guitarist Quetzal Flores, rose from the ashes of uprisings in LA in 1992 as a vehicle for social commentary and activism.'Imaginaries' begins with the dark but lively "2+0+1+2=Five," about a barren landscape ruined by environmental abuse; set in 5/4 time, the composition is punctuated by lush strings, organs and eerie vocals. It sets the tone for a fiery, innovative, percussive and bilingual album that fuses many touchstones of the East LA plurality?including the title track, a taut mix of rock and R&B, and the Veracruz-informed "Tragafuegos."Listen to "Imaginaries": http://snd.sc/vITVjXListen to "Tragafuegos" (Fire Breathers): http://snd.sc/sMDeUs"Imaginaries" is the 35th release in the Smithsonian Folkways Tradiciones/Traditions series since 2002. The series, a co-production with the Smithsonian Latino Center, showcases the diverse musical heritage of the 50 million Latinos living in the USA.Record release party at Fais Do Do in Los Angeles March 2, 2012http://quetzaleastla.com/http://www.facebook.com/pages/Quetzal/121358363248http://shorefire.com/clients/folkways/The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (http://www.si.edu/copyright/ ). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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