The Latin Groove


This New Sounds program is one devoted to the Latin Groove, especially the cumbia rhythms that we’ll hear in several pieces on this show.  We’ll begin in Argentina with Chancha via Circuito, the alter ego of producer Pedro Canale, who enjoys chopping up and then mixing folk guitar, flutes, and Coke-bottle percussion to make retrofitted cumbia for the clubs.  

Then, from Roberto Carlos Lange, a Florida-based producer of Ecuadorian descent whose nom de disque is Helado Negro, (“Black Ice”) a bit more electro-folk.    Also there’s music by Watcha Clan, from a record called Radio Babel, which is a mix of all kinds of musical languages, and a mingling European, North African and Middle Eastern sounds. Plus the Argentinian electro-folk of singer-songwriter Juana Molina, and more.

See Watcha Clan's Docu-Clip about the wall between USA and Mexico 5:39 directed by King Size Trip Production (2011)

PROGRAM #3207, The Latin Groove (First aired on 5/20/11)                                                       





Federico Aubele  


Este amor [3:36]

ESL Music 146 OR download from

Chancha via Circuito

Rio Arriba

Jose Larralde - Quimey Neuquen (Chancha Via Circuito remix) [5:08

ZZK Records

Helado Negro


Canta Lechuza


2o Dia [4:19]

Asthmatic Kitty AKR083 OR download from Bandcamp

Federico Aubele  

Amatoria Remixed

Este Amor (Ancient Astronauts Remix) [4:24]

ESL Music 158 OR download from

Chancha via Circuito

Rio Arriba

Cumbion de las aves [4:45]

See above.

Watcha Clan

Radio Babel

Osfour [3:58]

Piranha PIR 2543  OR
Download from


Mar Dulce

Zitarrosa [4:04]

Decca/Surco/Vibra 0011443

Gaby Kerpel


Toritos [4:25]

Nonesuch #79684 **

Juana Molina

Un Dia

Vive Solo [5:58]

Domino Records CD-DNO-196

Bajofondo (Santaolalla & Elvis Costello)

Mar Dulce

Fairly Right [6:01]

See above.