Imaginaries

Imaginaries

Quetzal SFW40563

The music of Quetzal is at once visceral and intellectual. It makes you move, it makes you sing, and it makes you think. Sometimes thought of as a rock band, its members draw from a much larger web of musical, cultural, and social engagement. On Imaginaries, they creatively combine shades of East L.A.’s soundscape, traditional son jarocho of Veracruz, salsa, R&B, and more to express the political and social struggle for self-determination and self-representation, which ultimately is a struggle for dignity. 12 tracks, 55 minutes, 40-page booklet with bilingual notes.

This album is part of the Smithsonian Folkways Tradiciones/Traditions series of Latino music albums, produced with support by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

EN ESPAÑOL
La música de Quetzal es a la vez visceral e intelectual. Te hace mover, te hace cantar y te hace pensar. A veces son como una banda de rock, pero sus miembros sacan de una red mucho más amplia de la participación musical, cultural y social. En Imaginaries, combinan las tonalidades del paisaje sonoro de East LA, tradicional son jarocho de Veracruz, salsa, R & B, y más para expresar la lucha política y social para la auto-determinación y auto-representación, que en definitiva es una lucha por la dignidad. 12 canciones, 55 minutos, de 40 páginas con notas bilingües.

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Year Released 2012
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2012 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Genre(s) Latin
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101 2+0+1+2=cinco (2+0+1+2=five) Quetzal 4:37
102 Imaginaries Quetzal 2:51
103 Estoy aquí (I Am Here) Quetzal 5:23
104 Time Will Tell Quetzal 5:20
105 Luz y miel (Light and Honey) Quetzal 5:09
106 Witness Quetzal 3:34
107 Tragafuegos (Fire Breathers) Quetzal 3:36
108 Duérmete (Go to Sleep) Quetzal 5:38
109 Dreamers, Schemers Quetzal 3:08
110 Intifada Quetzal 3:41
111 Por eso (That’s Why) Quetzal 5:13
112 Todo lo que tengo (All that I Have) Quetzal 5:07
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