Latin Roots: Philly Edition

El Caribefunk splits its time between Colombia and Philadelphia. (Courtesy of the artist)
El Caribefunk splits its time between Colombia and Philadelphia. (Courtesy of the artist)

"Latin Roots" meets our "Sense of Place: Philly" series as Philadelphia-based reporter Aaron Levinson plays some local Latin music. First up is the "political and funky" El Malito & the 33rd Century, followed by El Caribefunk, a band that splits its time between Philadelphia and Colombia. We also salute Pupi Legarreta, an important figure in Afro-Cuban music who emigrated to the U.S. in 1959 and still performs around town, particularly on violin.

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