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2012-01-23T20:36:30.000Z
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Video Title:
Quetzal - "Todo Lo Que Tengo (All That I Have)" [Studio Session]
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East Los Angeles band Quetzal combines rock, traditional son jarocho, salsa, R&B, and more to express political, social, and personal struggles on their album 'Imaginaries.' "Todo lo que tengo (All That I Have)" is a love song that acknowledges the role of the individual in a successful union. The album begins with the dark but lively "2+0+1+2=Five," about a barren landscape ruined by environmental abuse; set in 5/4 time, the composition is punctuated by lush strings, organs, and eerie vocals. It sets the tone for a fiery, innovative, percussive, and bilingual album that fuses many touchstones of the East LA plurality―including the title track, a taut mix of rock and R&B, and the Veracruz-informed "Tragafuegos." 'Imaginaries' available February 28, 2012, on CD and digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu/quetzal/imaginaries/latin/music/album/smithsonian Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6LPXToBn65k03ANs4ZQ4LL?si=dJI_tvkCTCW74A0q8ytTUA Quetzal, a GRAMMY-winning ensemble, called "provocative, heartfelt and strikingly original" by the LA Times and founded by guitarist Quetzal Flores, rose from the ashes of uprisings in LA in 1992 as a vehicle for social commentary and activism. The music of Quetzal is at once visceral and intellectual. It makes you move, it makes you sing, and it makes you think. Sometimes thought of as a rock band, its members draw from a much larger web of musical, cultural, and social engagement. On 'Imaginaries,' they creatively combine shades of East L.A.’s soundscape, traditional son jarocho of Veracruz, salsa, R&B, and more to express the political and social struggle for self-determination and self-representation, which ultimately is a struggle for dignity. This album is part of the Smithsonian Folkways Tradiciones/Traditions series of Latino music albums, produced with support by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Quetzal: http://quetzaleastla.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quetzaleastla Twitter: https://twitter.com/quetzaleastla Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quetzalmusic Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smithsonianfolkwaysrecordings Twitter: https://twitter.com/Folkways Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smithsonianfolkways The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (http://www.si.edu/copyright). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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5 min 25 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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