Quitapenas - Tigrada - LP Vinyl

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SKU:
c0018978
UPC:
644216251995

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Artist:
Quitapenas
Album:
Tigrada
Format:
12" Vinyl
UPC:
644216251995

Description

The arrival of the newest album from QUITAPENAS is much welcome! With a name that literally translates to "remove worries," their mix of Afro-Latin influences offers some much needed joy. The San Bernardino, California natives have spent nearly a decade now making music that proudly reflects the cultural diversity of their city (I cut my teeth that same city's punk scene in the mid 90s and can attest to both its diversity and the unfortunate racism that often dogs multi-cultural communities), and their new album Tigrada continues that tradition.

Sung entirely in Spanish, but with the kind of enthusiasm and passion that easily melts away language barriers, the songs here touch on a variety of socio-political issues: on the Bomba influenced 'Tranquilidad' they deliver a blistering critique of humanity's continued abuse of our natural resources, the dizzying tropicalia of 'La Educación' was inspired by the 2006 Oaxacan teacher’s strike, and 'El Dino' recalls horrific 2015 attacks that took place in San Bernardino and left those of us familiar with the city particularly shook.

But the heady mix of keys, sax, percussion and occasionally frantic riffs not only gives the music same the kind urgency as the messages conveyed throughout the album as well as often creating near frenzied grooves that captures the spirit of the many cultures that continue to influence them, it's also bursting with the kind of unrelenting positivity that we could probably use more of lately.

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