Latinos represent in SXSW music fest

chiquita violentaThe SXSW Musicchiquita violentachiquita violenta Festival was in full swing in Austin on the second week of March.

Among the Latin offerings this year were shows from Allison, Delux, Panda, Mala Rodriguez, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Circo, Ceci Bastida, Montenegro, David Garza, Monareta, Upground, Sussie 4, Fobia, Chikita Violenta and more.

Chikita Violenta were among the most raved about with their Indie, new sound unlike the others. Their new record, Stars and Suns Sessions, was produced by David Newfeld of Broken Social Scene in Toronto and his influence clearly shows. Their sound is heavily driven by keyboard and synthesizer. They also chose to sing in English instead of their native language, which clearly shows a desire to break out in the general market.

Check them out!

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