Latin Fresh Finds 2019: New Music to Your Ears
As the thermometer drops to frosty degrees, Natura Brasil is committed to keeping you warm indoors. With the support of Tecla Music, a carioca agency specialized in musical curation and trends, we selected artists you should keep an eye on for 2019.
As the thermometer drops to frosty degrees, Natura is committed to keeping you warm indoors. With the support of Tecla, a carioca agency specialized in musical curation and trends, we selected artists you should keep an eye on for 2019. Their songs will definitely get you off your sofa and make you move before Spring. Check them out:
1. Duda Beat (Brazil)
Born Eduarda Bittencourt, this 30-year-old blonde from the city of Recife used to sing as a youngster but moved to Rio in pursuit of her dream: to study Medicine. It never happened. Instead, after a series of broken heart episodes, she started to compose lyrics to address the superficiality of today's relationships. Her songs, which mix Brazilian rhythms, including her hometown's Manguebeat, speak to many and have made her an instant Internet diva.
2. Pedro Capó (Porto Rico)
Capó was born to a singer father and a Miss Puerto Rico mother - he grew up in New York and started playing guitar as a child. He was awarded the Latin Grammy for his Music Video En Letra de Otro. Besides, his remix of Calma has recently melted the Internet, reaching over 250 million page views on Youtube.
3. Baco Exu do Blues (Brazil)
This awarded young rapper and composer from Salvador, in Bahia, wants to shake up the Brazilian rap scene, which is mainly concentrated in Rio and São Paulo. The 23-year-old calls attention to the songs and art from other states of Brazil as well as the black music and culture.
4. Bandalos Chinos (Argentina)
An Argentinian six-man band, from Buenos Aires, created in 2009. They sing rock, pop, funk, and electro. Their fans call them BACH- but unlike the Baroque German composer, it's pronounced bash. It is also the name of their second album, produced by the musician Adán Jodorowsky, which has pleased music critics and attracted even more followers.
5. Letrux (Brazil)
This is Letícia Novaes' nickname. A poet and composer from Rio, she studied theatre and started a band with her former boyfriend at age 20, after composing her own songs. The duo lasted nine years until she decided to fly solo. Today, at age 37, she's known for singing about love and all the drama that comes with it.
6. Lele Pons (Venezuela)
This 22-year-old Venezuelan model, Eleonora Maronese is an Internet darling and host of the show La Voz, in Mexico - the local equivalent to the American "The Voice". She acts, she sings, she dances, and she attracts millions of followers to her YouTube and Instagram videos.
7. O Terno (Brazil)
This São Paulo-based trio got their start in 2009 and was awarded "Best Band" by The Rolling Stone in 2012. They play rock, soul, and Brazilian music.
8. J Balvin (Colombia)
This Colombian from Medellín is known for his fashion trends and mix of genres, which include electronic, house music, rock, and reggaeton. He had lived in the United States but went back to his home country where he gained popularity singing in clubs. In 2014, his song "6 AM" peaked number 2 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs. It was a turning point in his career.
9. Seu Jorge (Brazil)
This charismatic artist is known for his unique voice, poetic lyrics, and love of samba. He's also an actor and producer. Seu Jorge turned his difficult youth into a prolific career: he's stepped onto many International stages in Europe and in the USA, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, along with big names, like Marisa Monte, Gilberto Gil, and Daniela Mercury. "Carolina" is one of his most beloved hits.
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