For the next week, it will be possible to go on a global musical journey without leaving Austin. We teamed with Michael Crockett, host of “Horizontes” on KUTX (7 to 10 p.m. Sundays), to put together a selection of Latin and World music picks at South by Southwest. Follow our live fest coverage at in this blog and at kutx.org.
Rascasuelos (Buenos Aires, Argentina) This seven-member tango orchestra with four dancers approaches tango with the intensity of a rock band. Indeed, singer Limón García is a former member of the Argentinian rock band Bersuit Vegarabat as well as a contributing vocalist to the electrotango group Bajofondo. (11 p.m. at Russian House) — M.C.
Mamak Khadem Ensemble (Iran via Los Angeles) Iran-born singer Mamak Khadem sings Persian songs as well as other songs from Serbia, Bulgaria, Morocco and Indonesia. She is performing in a showcase called ContraBanned that features artists from the countries recently put under a travel ban by the U.S. government. (8:40 p.m. at Palm Door on Sixth) — M.C.
La Vida Bohème (Venezuela) The two-time Latin Grammy winners are releasing their third rock album, “La Lucha,” later this month. The record was produced by Calle 13 co-founder Eduardo Cabra (Visitante). (4 p.m. at the International Day Stage at the Austin Convention Center; 1 a.m. at Speakeasy; 11 p.m. Saturday at Palm Door on Sixth) — N.F.
Naomi Achu (Cameroon via Washington, D.C.) The Cameroonian artist, who’s spent time in London and the U.S., drops a fierce, club bumping, mix of hip-hop, pop and Afro-house. (1 a.m. at Russian House) — D.S.S.
Liniker e os Caramelows (São Paulo, Brazil) Transgender Brazilian singer Liniker Barros fronts this South American soul band. The band began touring outside of Brazil this year. (1 a.m. at Palm Door on Sixth; 11 p.m. Saturday at Flamingo Cantina; 1 a.m. Thursday at Russian House) — N.F.
Aluvión (Bogotá, Colombia) Bring your dancing shoes. The Afro-Colombian group features marimba player and percussionist Larry Ararat of the Latin Grammy Award-winning group Chocquibtown. (10 p.m. at Russian House; midnight Thursday at Speakeasy; 3 p.m. Wednesday at the International Day Stage at the Austin Convention Center) — N.F.