Video of the Week: Todo Lo Que Tengo by Quetzal

Quetzal - Photo by Karen Walker Chamberlain courtesy Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (2012)
This week’s selection is the music video “Todo Lo Que Tengo (All That I Have)” by East Los Angeles (California) Chicano band Quetzal. The song appears in the band’s latest album titled Imaginaries.

Quetzal will release the bilingual Imaginaries on February 28, 2012, its first with Smithsonian Folkways and fifth since its creation in the mid-90s. Quetzal rose from the ashes of the 1992 Los Angeles uprisings as a vehicle for social commentary and activism. Their unique blend of traditional son jarocho from Veracruz (Mexico) and urban rock and R&B has garnered praise from music critics.

Quetzal will tour extensively in 2012, with an album release party on March 2nd at Fais Do Do. They will be performing at the Society for the Performing Arts in Houston, Texas, on May 4th. Dates in San Francisco, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Spokane, Chicago, New York, Washington DC, and Austin will be announced.

Todo Lo Que Tengo

Live performance of “Tragafuegos”

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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