Discovering Sounds of Uruguay

Tango musicians perform on Montevideo streets. Photo by Jeremy Schwartz/American-Statesman
Tango musicians perform on Montevideo streets. Photo by Jeremy Schwartz/American-Statesman

After recently taking a musical journey to Montevideo, I discovered Uruguay’s capital city through its live music scene and wrote about in an Austin360 Travel story.  While many travelers skip over the tiny South American country, you’d be surprised at the amount of innovative bands rising from Uruguay.

Music lovers will now get a chance to check out some of the sounds of Uruguay in Austin. South by Southwest 2015 will bring a Uruguayan delegation of musicians to perform at a special showcase on March 18 at Speakeasy.

Here’s a sampling of music from the showcasing artists:

ABOUT THE SHOWCASING ARTISTS

Hip-hop fusion group Santullo:

Pop-rock band Boomerang:

Rap group AFC:

Rock/ska/punk band Once Tiros:

Folk-pop fusion Fede Graña & Los Prolijos:

Vintage pop-rock fusion singer Max Capote:

 

Author: Nancy Flores

Nancy Flores is a features writer who covers general assignments including Latino culture for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360.

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