Los de Abajo: Actitud Calle

Bongos, electric guitars and brass from the hyper-politicised Mexico City ska punks

Los de Abajo

Actitud Calle

(Wrasse)

The hyper-politicised Mexico City ska punks take up where they left off on 2005’s LDA v The Lunatics.

There is rapid-fire Spanish rap; a bricolage of tres and jarana and bongos bouncing off electric guitars and keyboard bleeps like the countryside invading the big city; a tight brass section propelling the whole mixture forward.

The title track namechecks every Latin American rebel from Pancho Villa to Hugo Chávez, via Che Guevara and the Bolivian president Evo Morales: the watchword is still “Resistencia”.

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