Photo Blog: SXSW Music: Alternative Latin Night

March 29 2013, No Comments

Story and Photos by Daniel Lopez

Alternative Latin Night, held March 8 at Auditorium Shores, provided free entertainment during South by Southwest. The concert hosted by NPR Music, was one of several free events held for the public.

The musical lineup included Italian rapper Jovanotti and an ensemble of Uruguayan and Argentine musicians called Bajofondo, who play modernized versions of milonga and tango. Subversive México-City-band Molotov and closing act Café Tacvba, rounded out the evening.

The classic Latin aromas of tacos, fajitas, crepes and even Chinese food permeated the park while beer, margarita and souvenir vendors added to the festive ambiance.

The family friendly event went smoothly. The only nuisance was the long setup time between each band.

 

 

Concession Stands

FOOD DIVERSITY– Many food choices are provided at the event. American and Greek food stands were just a few of the cuisine types that could be found at Auditorium Shores.

Gustavo Santaolalla

INITIAL SET — Bajofondo warms up the crowd. The South American band was one of the main attractions.

 

Luciano Supervielle

EXTRAORDINARY — Luciano Supervielle plays with his turntables. His scratching added uniqueness to the sound of Bajofondo.

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IN UNISON — Concert goers sing along to Molotov’s songs. The band’s politically themed lyrics often take on topics of rebellion against the Mexican government and police.

 

Cafe Tacvba

INTERNATIONAL FEST — Cafe Tacvba’s lead singer, Ruben Albarran, stirs up the crowd. The award-winning band drew an international audience.

 

Cafe Tacvba

THE CLOSING ACT — Cafe Tacvba takes the Auditorium Shores Stage. The band released their latest album, El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco, in October 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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