Why It Matters: Sin tierra ni olivares ¿qué sería de las ciudades?

What do these songs have in common?

Ricky Martin – Tiburones
Enrique Martín Morales, better known as Ricky Martin, is a Puerto Rican singer, actor and author. (Wikipedia page on Ricky Martin)

La Sardina de Naiguatá – Pájaro amarillo
La Sardina de Naiguatá is a musical group from the Venezuelan coastal town of Naiguata.

Alex Cuba – Caballo
Alexis Puentes, better known by his stage name Alex Cuba, is a Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter who sings in Spanish and English. (wikipedia page on Alex Cuba)

Bang Data – Toro Mata
Based in Oakland, California – Bang Data is like California itself – built on Latino traditions, but deeply hybrid in expression. (official website)

El Columpio Asesino – Toro
El Columpio Asesino is a rock band from Pamplona.

Rubén Blades & Willie Colon – Tiburon
Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna, known professionally as Rubén Blades, is a Panamanian singer, songwriter, actor, musician, activist, and politician, performing musically most often in the Afro-Puerto Rican, salsa, and Latin jazz genres. (wikipedia page on Rubén Blades). William Anthony Colón Román is an American salsa musician and social activist. (Wikipedia page on Willie Colon)

Fania All Stars – El Raton
The Fania All-Stars is a musical group formed in 1968 as a showcase for the musicians on Fania Records, the leading salsa music record label of the time. (Wikipedia page on Fania All Stars)

Los Bunkers – Sueño con Serpientes
Los Bunkers was an alternative rock band from Concepción, Chile.


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