Thursday, September 25, 2014
Las Boricuas: They Came
If you love Latin jazz, hip hop, and spoken word, then you're going to love this. Paying homage to las boricuas in history who came and changed the world, is spoken word artist Chilo and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with the song, "They Came." As Chilo calls out some Puerto Ricans who have rocked this culture, from Rita Moreno and Tito Puente to Big Pun and Basquiat, this high energy, soulful, hip hop, and Latin jazz-infused number shows love for those artists and warms up the blood. Chilo, a licensed history teacher from Long Island who started the spoken word group, El Grito De Poetas, reminds you that "they came" and "they ain't goin' nowhere." This magnificent band, Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, is nominated for "The Offense Of The Drum" in the Best Latin Jazz Album category this year. "They Came" appears on that album.