Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 10:02 am
Though Argentina may be known for tango music, there is a strong and thriving rock scene that seems to be taking over. World Cafe recently traveled to Buenos Aires to visit the home-studio of Catupecu Machu, one of Argentina's most popular rock bands.
Formed in the mid-90's by brothers Fernando and Gabriel Ruíz Díaz, Catupecu Machu's mix of pop-metal became incredibly popular in the Latin music scene, leading to appearances on stadium shows like the Monsters of Rock music festival. This segment of Latin Roots features a performance from their latest album, El Mezcal Y La Cobra, recorded live in their rehearsal space in Buenos Aires.
Latin Roots on World Cafe is made possible through a grant from The Wyncote Foundation.