Monday, October 29, 2007

Spooky Spanish Pop Music for the Day of the Dead and Halloween

UPDATE, Oct. 31st, 2014: L.A. radio station KCRW has put together a Dia de los Muertos/Halloween Playlist that you can stream on Spotify or listen to on YouTube. It includes spooky tracks from Kinky, Ozomatli, Los Carniceros Del Norte, and more. Enjoy!

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If you're marking Halloween or the Spanish occasion Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), you might want some tasty Spanish-language pop and rock music to accompany the festivities.

Ritmo Latino, the self-styled "booty-shaking" podcast that offers a fun variety of Spanish-language tunes, has once against put together a collection of tunes for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. Some are spooky and Halloween-themed; others touch on the Day of the Dead or just have a supernatural feel.

[UPDATE: Sadly, the Ritmo Latino podcast is no more, and the Day of the Dead music files are no longer on the Internet. However, the radio program Alt-Latino has an article with 11 scary Spanish songs for Day of the Dead (and descriptions of some spooky stories).]

Here's the Ritmo Latino playlist, if you want to track down the songs and create your own playlist:
  • Upground, "Suerte de Mi Muerte"
  • Grupo Fantasma, "Chocolate"
  • Maria Daniela y Su Sonido Lasser, "Miedo"
  • Los Peyotes, "El Humo Te Hace Mal"
  • Misterio, "Vampirella"
  • Conjunto Jardin, "La BrujaƦ
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela, "Diablo Rojo"
  • La Bruja, "BrujeriaƦ
Have fun, dance along, and don't eat too much candy corn.

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