AQ’s Winter Playlist: Mellow Music for the Southern Summer

By Sebastián Zubieta

A selection of new Latin American releases, to warm a cold Northern night or dance a Southern summer night away.

This article is adapted from AQ’s special report on Uruguay Afrobrasileiraby Marla Riomar Brazil Mirla Riomar was born in Salvador, Bahia, the center of Afro-Brazilian culture, and now lives in Barcelona. Afrobrasileira, her first album featuring her own compositions, was released earlier this year, and contains “Zaué,” a jewel of a smoothly flowing song she wrote at age 13. Her voice, gliding over Afro-Brazilian percussion and lilting guitars, tells us of her younger self’s dreams. Loé Loáby Betsyada Machado Venezuela Venezuelan singer...

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