Putumayo Presents: Nuevo Latino

Nuevo Latino

Latin and Latin-influenced music from a new generation, featuring Los de Abajo, Jarabe De Palo, Raul Paz, Sergent Garcia and more


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In the 1990s, the term “Nuevo Latino” was coined to describe a new type of cuisine that blends ingredients from Latin America, Europe and the United States to create an exciting and original fusion.A similar blend has occurred in the music world.Young artists from the Americas and beyond have used a stock of Latin rhythms, portions of alternative rock, reggae and electronica, spiced with local languages, rhythms and instruments to create a flavorful musical stew.

In this new Latin music, hints of Cuban son, Brazilian bossa nova, Argentinean tango and Colombian cumbia can be heard alongside touches of contemporary blues, loungy surf music, ragamuffin, trip-hop and hip-hop.The mélange reflects the multicultural influences
guiding a new generation of musicians who are seeking to define a sound that reflects today’s polyglot cultural reality.

The artists on this collection represent some of our favorite songs by the singer-songwriters, remixers and rockers who are among the innovators of these exciting new directions in Latin music.