The Nu LatAm Sound
The Nu LatAm Sound is one of the world’s most exciting scenes
- event type: WOMEX 16 Conference Session
- start date: 22 Oct 2016
- time: 12:15 - 13:00
- city/area: Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
- venue:Conference Room 2, Level 0, Building 2, Cidade da Cultura
- country: Spain
- event submitted by: Piranha Arts
Chaired by Grant C. Dull (USA/Argentina), ZZK Records
With Ivis Flies (Ecuador), AYA Records/Pulso
Laurène Chanson (France/Spain), Whisper Not Agency
The explosion of the internet and democratisation of technology has fuelled a global musical renaissance. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Latin America, where the mashup of European, African and indigenous cultures has always been a landscape ripe for innovation.
Here, classic traditions are returning to the forefront with all of the energy and richness of the countries they represent. Centuries-old music, which before was considered unhip, is being transformed by the new generation and reinvented with raw, unbridled energy. With the internet as megaphone, YouTube and Soundcloud allow creations to be instantly seen and heard around the world with the click of a mouse.
In this session, Grant C. Dull, Laurène Chanson and Ivis Flies will expound on this cultural renaissance, give you a historical context, and highlight some contemporary scenes happening right now under your nose.