Music

New Christmas albums

Music
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 11/21/19, 12:05 pm

Llegó Navidad

Los Lobos

These songs, mostly South American folk favorites played for all their sprightly worth by a band that at this point probably couldn’t play them any other way, emphasize the season’s less-religious aspects—festivity for festivity’s sake, one might say. Spanish speakers, however, will recognize an exception in the opening track, “La Rama,” which bases its festivity on Christ’s birth and His virgin mother’s beauty. In other highlights, the band has a go at doing for Freddy Fender and José Feliciano what it once did for Ritchie Valens.

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Another Sunday Service

Music | Music from Jarvis Cocker’s BBC show reveals an interesting and open musical mind
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 11/21/19, 11:59 am

Kanye West’s film Jesus Is King, which documents one of West’s gospel-extravaganza “Sunday Services,” garnered more than $1 million during its weeklong run in IMAX theaters.

The good news for those unable to score a ticket is that there’s another musical Sunday Services project worth investigating.

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New or recent albums

Music
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 11/07/19, 03:35 pm

Folk Music of China, Vol. 2

Various artists

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