We’re happy to announce that wonderful singer-songwriter Diana Gameros is our Artist Of The Month. Yesterday we featured an exclusive in-depth article and interview with Diana, and – later this week – we’ve got some amazing giveaways in store (including the chance to see Diana live, and even to spend time with her in the studio!).
Today, however, we’re simply going to show you why we’re such big fans. Here’s a special message from Diana herself:
And click on ‘more’ to see a selection of performances from the BAMM.tv archives, as well as Diana’s appearance in our exclusive documentary ‘City Of Fog’. Sit back, chill out and enjoy …
One of the things we’re most proud of here at BAMM.tv is our amazing roster of Latino artists – and 2012 has only seen this expand with the addition of yet more great music. As such, we’re pleased to present a selection of the best as our ninth post during the 12 Days Of BAMM, our celebratory lead-up to Christmas – featuring our favorites such as Monsieur Perine, La Santa Cecilia, Sol Pereyra and Rocío Peña. Enjoy!
Here’s another look at what the BAMM.tv team are listening to right now. This week, we asked BAMM Latino producer Sonia to share her current recommendations …
1. No Quise Mirar (Déjenme llorar, 2012) – Carla Morrison
The first time I heard this artist I wasn’t very into the tone of her voice, but after listening to a couple of songs, I realized that the tone only emphasized, for me, the melancholic nature of her music. This song, in particular, I enjoy because the lyrics speak about the moment of loss where we realize that things were falling apart but we were refusing to open our eyes, and see reality.
2. Love Created I (Challenges, 2008) – Tarrus Riley
I have many questions about religion and this song states very simply one of the many points I feel: “Don’t tell me, I was born in sin and shaped in inequity when love created I.” Also, I love that the inspiration for this songs come from words of Marcus Garvey.
3. Yo aprendí (Polvo de la Humedad, 2012) – Danay Suarez
Elegant clarity on a difficult issue. Cuban rappers are on the frontier of expressing social and political issues.
4. Resumen de los 90 (Haciendo Historia, 2009) – Habana D’ Primera
The first time I heard this song, there was no way I could ignore the power of the “new” band. Here was a new flavor but winning me over by having a song praising and quoting all the songs that make me miss my times back home.
5. Sina (Ao Vivo no Morro, 2009) – Grupo Revelacao
Lots of people – including the trendsetters over at NPR Music – are picking up on the phenomenon that is Ana Tijoux. This French-Chilean MC has been setting speakers alight with her furious blend of Latin beats, hip-hop groove and political commentary. And – like so many other great artists – BAMM.tv has long been extolling her virtues. Ana has swung by our studio in the past, and laid down some incredible performances. Take a look:
If those classic blasts from the past weren’t enough to satiate your newfound Ana fixation, don’t worry – we’ve got an extra treat for you. Ana has just unveiled the promo vid for her brand new single ‘Sacar La Voz’ (ft. Jorge Drexler). The quality of the music is just as great as you’d expect, but now Ana also seems to be fixing her revolutionary vision on the pop video format in general. ‘Sacar La Voz’ is one of the most visually distinct, compelling, and downright artistic creations we’ve seen in a long time.
One of the things we’re most proud of at BAMM TV is our fantastic selection of music by Latino artists. And now we can add another great performance to that roster. The wonderful Proyecto Landó – who SF locals can catch live later this month – stopped by BAMM HQ very recently to treat us to a performance of ‘Parachucay’. Check it out below: