Ceci Bastida: Punk Roots, Pop Sounds And A Political Mind

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Ceci Bastida's second full-length album, <em>La Edad De La Violencia</em>, was released this June.

La Edad de la Violencia — "the age of violence" — is a pretty dire name for an album of upbeat synth-pop. Tijuana-born singer Ceci Bastida says that's the point: She was pregnant when she began writing her latest set of songs, and found her joy tempered with concern about raising a child in a violent world. Bastida spoke about the origins of the album with NPR's Arun Rath; hear their conversation at the audio link.

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