Latina Jazz: Spanish-Speaking Vocalists
Every now and then, I speak with Scott Simon about various styles of music that come from the Spanish-speaking world. This time, we discussed four different female vocalists.
Here are four albums, all largely sung in Spanish, which all embrace old traditions to create something new. Many of the artists featured here are part of a larger movement among jazz musicians from Latin American countries to create a sound that borrows equally from Latin music and jazz.
And to round it up to five, I picked another favorite vocalist.
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1 of 5 — Magos Herrera cover
2 of 5 — Venissa Santi
3 of 5 — Susana Baca
4 of 5 — Claudia Acuna
5 of 5 — Martirio