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MÚSICA GRATIS NACIONAL RECORDS MUSICNacional Records

   Son Pacifica @ KPFT brings you THE BEST OF THE INDEPENDENT LATINO ARTISTS: Listen live every tuesday at 10 P.M. Central on KPFT or from the KPFT Archives. Our show depends on you. Feel free to make a donation. Call 713-526-5738 or visit www.KPFT.org.
Son Pacífica @ KPFT te trae la música de los ARTISTAS LATINOS INDEPENDIENTES: Óyenos en vivo los martes a las 10 P.M. Central ó a través de nuestro archivo en archive.kpft.org. Dependemos de tu apoyo. Haz una donación llamando al 713-526-5738 o visitando www.KPFT.org

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Featured Artists / Artistas Destacados
BOMBON HOUSTON
LatinoSoul
    Bombon Houston is a collective of Dj's from the Houston Area (Gracie Chavez, Navo, OG Bobby Trill y Panchitron). They are using the sounds of many traditional latin rythyms like Colombian cumbia, reggae, salsa and tropical music to create new and exciting electronic danceable mixes. They have recurrent shows at AvantGarden and Fox Hollow in Houston. Fore more information visit OG Bobby Trills page. Bombon es un colectivo de Dj's de Houston que usan ritmos latinos para hacer mezclas electronicas bailables. Se presentan en AvantGarden y en Fox Hollow. Visita la web de OG Bobby Trill para mas informacion. www.bombonhouston.com

JESSY J

Jessy J
    With her sizzling mix of hot beats, Latin and samba rhythms, instantly captivating melodies and model looks, this Mexican American saxophonist/singer proved quite the sensation with her debut CD Tequila Moon--earning her such accolades as Radio and Records “Debut Artist of The Year” and contemporary jazz song of the year by R&R and Billboard for the title track, which stayed perched at #1 for an incredible eight weeks.

CARMEN LOZADA

Con su juventud, esta talentosa cantante ha incursionado con éxito en géneros tan diferentes como la música clásica y de concierto, la ópera y por supuesto,  la música tradicional Mexicana. Viajera incansable, explora  nuevas relaciones  creativas entre lo tradicional y lo contemporáneo

ESPERANZA SPALDING

   La contrabajista, vocalista y compositora Esperanza Spalding no podia haber sido bautizada de un modo más apropiado, habida cuenta de las connotaciones de ese nombre en castellano. Dotada de un talento instrumental sorprendente, políglota, con una voz y belleza natural que bordea lo hipnótico, esta niña prodigio a sus 23 años podría ser la esperanza del futuro del jazz y la música instumental.

GABO SEQUEIRA
   Trovador sensible a las crónicas urbanas, que en sus composiciones refleja historias marginales, de amor y su punto de vista ante la realidad político – social. Su estilo musical puede definirse dentro de la canción de autor y la trova urbana. Creador del sello de Trova independiente, “Trova insurgente Records”. Re-editando con su sello: Guevarianas de Vicente Feliù y Peatones Insurgentes de Gabo Sequeira En Junio de 2008, cerró el Año Guevariano en la vigilia al monumento al Che junto con Ale Ravinovich, Pablo Fernández, el Dúo la trova y Raly Barrionuevo. Con Vicente Feliù, Leòn Gieco, Alejandro Filio, y trovadores de Latinoamérica participó del cierre en el festival Rosario canta al Che, cantando todos juntos “Solo le pido a Dios”, y “Hasta Siempre Comandante”.


KRUDAS CUBENSI

   Krudas Cubensi es una collectiva mujerista. Somos tribu que cree firmemente en la acción de las mujeres como parte central y motriz en el cambio del mundo ¡Que se necesita ya! Krudas Cubensi son tres artistas de Hip Hop; Artes Visuales; Teatro en Zancos y Poesía. Desde La Habana, Cuba. la agrupación se compone por las hermanas Odaymara y Odalys Cuesta y Olivia Prendes.

BOCASTRIA
   Bocastria, dubbed “Austin’s Firecrackers” by Austinist.com, exploded onto the music scene in 2006 with its original fusion of Latin Rock and Tejano music. Bocastria’s first release, “Enter the groove,” was recorded by Grammy Award Nominee, Jonny Martinez, (son of Tejano Music Hall of Famer, Anselmo Martinez). In just one short year, Bocastria is being recognized as one of the top Latin bands to emerge from Austin, TX. On May 17, 2007 the band was honored by the City of Austin and Mayor Will Wynn with “Bocastria Day.” On October 21, 2008, Bocastria will release, "Texicana," its first full-length album. "Texicana," takes you on a journey from Rock to Ranchera to Tejas Reggaeton - all in Spanglish harmony. "Texicana" describes a unique musical style that is Bocastria’s own, and it places the band at the forefront in defining what Latin Fusion sounds like in Texas today.

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO
   This June, Alejandro Escovedo released his 9th solo album Real Animal. Produced by Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T.Rex, Thin Lizzy), Real Animal is a collective journey through Escovedo’s various musical incarnations from punk rock to string quintets and is as introspective as it is retrospective. Recalling the people, places and influences that helped shape his career, Real Animal represents the primitive aspect of Escovedo’s music - the instinct, the urgency and a survivor mentality that fuels his musical passion.

JOHNATHAN HUGHES

   August Evening (I did a lot of the music for it) keeps racking up awards an nominations. It just got nominated for two Spirit Awards. It previously won at the Woodstock and LA Film Festivals. It'll open in theatres in 208. This year's holiday offering, Robot Holiday, is awaiting your perusal. This one blows away all of our previous holiday efforts, with songs and performances by Rob Lynch, Jesse Mank, David Mussen, Joelle Labert, Narayan Padmanabha, Guillermo Izquierdo, and more!

MARIACHI LOS CAMPEROS

   The Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Los Camperos—under the direction of visionary and traditionalist Nati Cano and comprising of the finest musicians from Mexico—takes the stage for Fiesta Navidad, a rousing Christmas celebration for young and old alike. Lively music and colorful costumes combine for a magical experience as the artists celebrate the traditional fiesta of La Posada (the 400-year-old traditional reenactment of Joseph and Mary's pilgrimage to Bethlehem). The afternoon culminates with an audience sing-along of seasonal favorites and carols, including "Feliz Navidad" and "Noche de Paz" ("Silent Night").

WALTER MORCIGLIO

   Walter Morciglio, nominee for the 2008 Latin Grammys Awards. Conoce y escucha su trabajo que lo nomina como el mejor Album de Musica para Ninos, Strings for Kids Y tambien su mas reciente disco, El Album Gris. Sintoniza KPFT y apoya a la musica de los Artistas Latinos Independientes que como Walter han luchado y trabajado para salir adelante.

SULTANS OF STRING

   Join the Sultans of String in their exploration of world rhythms in this mesmerizing global concert experience. The Mariposa Folk Foundation describes them as “Just awesome original Gypsy-jazz-flamenco! Chris presents a wild and improvised musical journey. Along with Kevin Laliberte, the band romps through an energized adventure of Latin, jazz and folk rhythms. Chris McKhool’s violin playing is a treat!” Chris McKhool (violin) grew up in a house bursting with music - his piano-playing mother was born in Cairo and his ancestors on his father’s side were from Lebanon (McKhool is usually spelled Makhoul in K’fir Mishki, Lebanon). Together with Kevin Laliberte (guitar) he has drawn on the rhythms of Spain, Morocco, his own Middle Eastern heritage, French Manouche Gypsy-jazz, and his trips across the globe to create works that are “rich, textured, original and fun!”

INSTITUTO MEXICANO DEL SONIDO (MIS)

   Following the success of last year’s Mexican Institute of Sound (MIS) debut ‘Méjico Máxico’, MIS is back with “Piñata” (July 24th - Nacional Records), an infectious pastiche of electronica, dub, cha cha cha, cumbia, spoken word and other musical treats waiting to burst out of its paper maché shell. The new album features a number of guests including members of Tom Tom Club, Fantastic Plastic Machine, and Babasonicos. In the past year, MIS as received widespread acclaim from outlets like Spin, NY Times, and Urb, as well as radio support from such tastemakers as KCRW (Los Angeles), Indie 103 (Los Angeles), KEXP (Seattle) and KUT (Austin).
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A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

A
Actitud Maria Marta
Agustín Cristiani
Alí Primera
Alika y la Nueva Alianza
Alejandro Escovedo
Alejandro Santiago
Alexis Cárdenas

Alika y Nueva Alianza
Almas Intocables / UN Eye Records
Amauri Pérez
Amigos Invisibles
Aminta Ruíz Pazos
Amereida
Amparanoia (Amparo Sánchez)
Amparo Ochoa
Andy Vargas
Andy Vivian Palacio
Angela Davis
Antonio Carlos Jobim (Tom Jobim)

Antonio Tarrago
Anouk
Astrid Hadad
Atacama
Aterciopelados

Azul
Axel Krygier

B
Bahiano
Bajo Fondo
Banda Bassotti
Basilo
Bebel Gilberto
Bebo & Cigala
Bersuit
Betsy Pecanins
Big Metra
Bobi Céspedes
Bocastria

Bola Suriana
Bomba Estéreo
Bombay Dub Orchestra
Bombon Houston (Dj's Gracie Chavez, Navo, OG Bobby Trill, Panchitron y Cashless)
Brownout
Bside Players

Buena Vista Social Club
Bufi
Buika (Concha)

C
Caetano Veloso
Calle Records
Carabina 30-30
Carlos Di Fluvio
Carlos Díaz "Caito"
Carlos Mejía Godoy (Jairo)
Carlos y Emiliano
Carlos Robles
Carmen Lozada
Carmona Flamenco
Cartel de Santa
Ceci Bastida
Celina Gonzalez
Céu
Chalino Sanchez
Chancha Via Circuito
Charanga Cakewalk
Charlie King & Karen Brandow
Chavela Vargas
Cheb Balowski
Chema Frias
Chico Mann
Chingo Bling
Chito Faro
Choc Quib Town
Churumbeles de España
Claro de León
Combo Ninguno
Conjunto Jardin
Cordavento
Cris Delanno
Cuarto Poder
Cubanismo!
Cuchata
Cultura Profética
Curumin
Cutumay Camones

D
Daniel Alomia Robles
Daniel Tuchman
Daniel Viglietti
Danzonera La Playa
David Garza
Del Castillo
Desorden Público
Dj Afro
Dj BitMan
Don K-Fe
Don Omar
Don Sanders
Dou Sahm & The Sir Douglas Quintet
Dr Krapula
Dug Dug's
Dusminguet

E
Eddie Pamiere
Eden Cruz
Edgar Oceransky
El Gabinete
Edward Simon
El Remolon
El Salvador
El Tarro de Mostaza
El Tri
El Valle
Elena Burke
ElVez
Emma's Revolution
Enrique Jorrin
Enrique Males
Enrique Quezadas
Eric Bobo
Ernesto Cavour
Erol Kushchu
Espantapajaro
Esperanza Spalding
Eugenia León
Eulalio González (Piporro)
Evelyn Rubio

F
Fabre
Fabulosos Cadillacs
Fapo e Os Humanoides
Farallones
Fede Comín
Felle Vega
Fermín Muguruza
Fernando Delgadillo
Fidel
Flavio y la Mandinga
Follaje
Francisco Arabela
Francisco Villa
Frijoles Románticos
Fufu Ai
Furland

G
Gabriel Vivas
Gabriela Montero
Gavino Palomares
Generoso Jiménez
Gerardo Batiz
Gerardo Leonardi
Gerardo Peña
Gerardo Pujol
Giuseppe Dosi
Grupo Fantasma
Grupo Huehuecuicatl
Gogol Bordello
Gotan Project
Guaraná
Guillermo Anderson
Guillermo Briceño
Guillermo Velásquez y Leones de la Sierra
Gustavo López
Gipsy Kings

H
Hello Seahorse
Hip Hop Hoodíos
Huascar Barradas
Hugo Ceballos
Hugo del Carril

I
Ibrahim Ferrer
Ignacio López Tarzo
Illapu
Imágenes Ocultas
Incendio
Indio Cansinos
Inspector
Inti-Illimani
Iradia Noriega
Irakere
Itinerantes

J
Jaramar
Jarris Margalli
Jeri Charlot
Jessy J
Jhonny Mendoza
Jim Hightower
Jimmy Fontanez
Joan Manuel Serrat
Joaquín Sabina
Jonathan Hughes
Jorge Drexler
Jorge Reyes
José Luis Sepúlveda
José Cerpa
José González
Joxe Ripiau
Juan Antonio de Los Angeles
Juan Oskar
Juan Son

K
Kalamarka
Kapanga
Karamelo Santo
Kid Frost
King Chango

King Coya
King Pose
Kinky
Kjarkas
Krudas Cubensi
Kortatu
Kutipay

L
La Barranca
La Castañeda
La Excelencia
La Ley
La Mundial.net

La Muza
La Palabra
La Tremenda Korte
La Verbena Popular
La Vela Puerca
Larry Steen
LatinoSoul
Lazaro Ros
Lazcano Malo
Le Butcherettes
Les Negresses Vertes
Libertad Lamarque
Lindsey Schust
Lila Downs
Liliana Felipe
Lisanga
Lita Ariran
Liuba Maria Hevia
Los Amantes de Lola
Los Autenticos Decadentes
Los Calzones
Los Ciegos del Barrio
Los Cojolites
Los de Abajo
Los Dragones de Nano
Los Elásticos
Los Folkloristas
Los Furios
Los Indios Tabajaras
Los Jaivas
Los Lobos
Los Mocosos
Los Nakos
Los Ovnis
Los Patita de Perro
Los Petardos
Los Playboys
Los Skarnales
Los Straitjackets
Los Van Van
Los Updates (Los Prisioneros)
Los Xochimilcas
Los Zopilotes Txirriaos
Lost Acapulko
Lucas Santtana
Lucha Reyes
Lucia y Valdemar
Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy
Luis Landriscina

Lydia Mendoza

M
Magos Herrera
MalPais
Mama Z
Mambo Zombies
Mango Punch
Mano Negra
Marcial Alejandro
Marco Granados
Marcos Heredia
Margie Bermejo
Maria Eva Aviles
Maria Lara
Maria Volonte
Mariachi Azteca de Don Rafael Arredondo
Mariachi Los Campiranos
Mariachi Los Centenarios
Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan
Marimba Nandayapa
Martha Jean-Claude
Maru Y Coco
Matorral Man
Manu Chau
Mauricio Cardozo Ocampo
Mauricio Jerez
Mercedes Sosa
Metamorfosis
Miguel Bosé
Miguel Cuni and Conjunto Chappottin
Mike Moreno
Miranda
MIS Mexican Institute of Sound
Mitotiani
Moda Foca
Molotov
Monareta
Montu
Muza (Sol Aravena)

N
Natalia Clavier
Natalia Lafourcade
Nayeli Nesme
Negu Gorriak
New Swing Sextet
Nortec Collective: Bostich - Fussible - Clorofila - PlanktonMan - Terrestre - Hiperboreal
Notch
Novalima
Numa Moraes (Héctor)
Nunca Antes

O
Ocote Soul Sound
Ofelia Del Rosal
Ojos de Brujo
Omara Portuondo
Omar Herrera Arzimendi
Onkora
Orquesta Riverside
Oscar D'León
Oscar Chavez
Otero (Fernando)
Ozomatli

P
Pablo Beltrán
Pablo Milanés
Pablo Molina and Reggae Lovers Band
Pacha Massive
Pancho Madrigal
Pannoia Allstars Ska Orchestra
Panteon Rococo
Pastor Cervera
Pep Torres
Pepe Güizar
Perez Prado and his Orchestra
Pibes Chorros
Pistolera
Pitbull & Kurse
Pitusa
Plastilina Mosh
Plastiko
PlazaSonora
Poncho Total

Q
Quartus
Quique Neira
Quilapayun

R
Radio Bemba
Radio Tarifa
Rafael (El Tachuela)
Rafael Godoy
Rapza
Real de Catorce
René Villanueva
Resorte
Reynaldo Martin
RH+
Ricardo Andrade
Ricardo Villalobos
Rita del Prado
Robin Jones
Rockdrigo Gonzalez
Rodrigo Levario
Roy Brown
Rudy Ramos
Rupa & The April Fishes

S
Salon Victoria
Salvador "Negro" Ojeda
Salvador Santana Band
San Pascualito Rey
Santa Sabina
Santana (Carlos)
Sarazino
Savia Andina
Sekta Core
Señor Coconut / Uwe Schmidt
Sergent Garcia
Sérgio Mendes
Siconauta
Sierra Maestra
Silvio Rodríguez
Skatalites
Ska-P
Soledad Bravo
Sonid
Sonidero Nacional
Space City Gamelan
Spamm All Stars
Spook and the Guay
Suave as Hell
Sultans of Strings
Superaquello
Super Combo Los Tropicales
Susana Baca
Susana Harp

T
Tanghetto
Tania Libertad
Tato Henriquez
Taki Ruru
Tempestad
The Diego Ramirez Trio
The Ipanemas
The Pinker Tones
Tijuana No!
Tin Tan
Tito El Bambino / El Patrón
Tito Rodríguez
Todos Tus Muertos
Tonana
Tonino Carotone
Toño y Chema
Tremoloco
Tribu
Trio Xavisende
True Believers

U
Uproot Andy
Uriel Musica Instrumental

V
Vanessa Lively
Vania Borges
Vayo
Venezuela Reggae
Vicente Feliú
Víctor Heredia
Víctor Jara
Víctor Manuel
Virulo (Alejandro García)
Vnote Ensemble
Volumen Cero
Vytas Brenner

W
Walter Peñaranda
Walter Morciglio

X
Ximena Sariñana

Y
Yahir Duran


Z
Zoe
Zuco 103


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What is KPFT? / ¿Qué es KPFT?

¿Qué es KPFT?

   Somos una estación de radio pública situada en el 90.1 FM de su radio en Houston, Texas. Somos una de las cinco de la cadena Pacífica. Aproximadamente 90 por ciento de nuestros fondos vienen de miembros y oyentes particulares.

Who Owns KPFT?

   KPFT is licensed to the Pacifica Foundation. Pacifica was founded by Lew Hill in 1949 and pioneered the concept of listener-supported radio as an alternative to the market-driven media of the time. Pacifica's programming is not supported or controlled by advertisers. The Pacifica Foundation is a non-profit corporation and is an IRS 501 (c)(3) charitable organization.

Where is KPFT located?

   We broadcast from a 700' tower just outside of Houston. KPFT's studios and business offices are located in an 85 year old house in the heart of the city of Houston.

When did KPFT go on the air?

   KPFT was founded by journalist Larry Lee who convinced Pacifica to establish a listener-supported station in Houston. Lee felt that it was important for the Houston community to have an alternative voice to standard radio fare. KPFT took to the airwaves in March 1970 and after a tumultuous start, Larry Lee served as KPFT's first station manager. His perseverance and foresight embody the spirit of KPFT and Pacifica Radio.

Mission

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