Bei npr habe ich kürzlich die Gruppe Mariachi Flor de Toloache entdeckt. Vier Frauen spielen mit mexikanischer Vihulea, Guitarron, Trompete und Geige typisch mexikanische Mariachi Musik.
Mariachi Flor De Toloache
Mariachi Flor de Toloache’s 2014 self-titled debut album earned a Latin Grammy nomination in the Best Ranchera category — quite an accomplishment, given that the category celebrates an incredibly long tradition of Mexican music. But it was no fluke: The group’s members come by their mariachi skills honestly and with endless practice, while still looking for ways to take chances.
Drei der Mitglieder von Flor de Toloache haben auch bei einem anderen Tiny Desk Konzert mitgewirkt – es war dass 500. Konzert in dieser immer wieder sehenswerten Reihe.
The Arcs: NPR Tiny Desk Concert
This Tiny Desk Concert with The Arcs is a perfect intersection of the known and the unknown. The band is headed by Dan Auerbach, whom we know from The Black Keys. It’s also fronted by Richard Swift, one of the best modern producers of intriguing pop music; he can be found on drums in The Arcs alongside a contemporary R&B drumming legend in Homer Steinweiss, known for his work in The Dap-Kings and with Amy Winehouse. It’s a bundle of talent that also includes the Mariachi band Flor de Toloache, which provides backing vocals and plays violin, trumpet and guitar. The songs from The Arcs‘ album Yours, Dreamily provide a finely crafted blend of soul and pop, with enough playfulness to keep it fun, not perfect.