“Funk cruises through the Caribbean picking up Afro sounds from Cuba and Puerto Rico. Reggae meets rock in a head-on collision. Jazz and electro hook up for a sidewalk makeout session. Hip-hop seems to hum from the very pavement, and R&B drifts in on the night wind. Suenalo reaches to far-flung corners and retrieves all these, takes them and mashing them together, marrying them—disparate players melded into a somehow harmonious blend.
Every year the Florida frontier becomes more polyglot. About the only South Americans who haven't made a move on these parts are the Bolivians, the Guyanans, and the Surinamese. They're also about the only ones not representin' for Suenalo, the source of Miami's best new spin on rock, Latin or otherwise, since Nil Lara first whipped out his son-ified electric cuatro."Tripeo"
Suénalo, which bills itself as an “Afro-Latin-baby-makin’-descarga-funk band,” embraces its members’ variety of backgrounds, and it prides itself on the constant evolution of its sound. The new music leans harder on funk than previous albums, for example. But what may come afterwards will happen as organically as everything else the band has recorded."Elegua"
“We grew up on different music, and our sound shifts this way and that way. But when you put us all together, we definitely have a tight jam,” says De Jesus. “It just works.”
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