Brooklyn-based Mexican native Rana Santacruz takes the stage at LPR as part of our Cinco de Mayo concert next Tuesday, May 5. He’ll be releasing his new album Por Ahí the same day, but you can stream it right now over at NPR!
NPR’s Felix Contreras calls Por Ahí “an amazing multi-genre masterpiece” and describes how it draws from the borough in which Santacruz resides:
“The Mexican-born multi-instrumentalist has been living in Brooklyn, and as he took a recording sabbatical over the last five years, he didn’t exactly stay home. He soaked in everything from Balkan-influenced dance music, bearded hipster cool, 1920s jazz and even bluegrass. In other words, he just walked around and took in the music flowing into the streets from Brooklyn bars and clubs.
The result is an album’s worth of musical vision that could only come from a chilango (Mexico City native) living in 21st-century Brooklyn.
To get you started, here’s “Te Quiero Ver Llorar” from Por Ahí:
Santacruz also recently performed the album’s opening track, “El Chapulin” (“The Grasshopper”), and spoke about his music for CUNY TV’s “Nueva York” (his segment starts at 22:20):
Get tickets here for Cinco de Mayo with Pistolera, Rana Santacruz and Digital Guaracha on 5/5 at LPR!
posted by John