Discovery Corner on BTR

Premiere DateApr 14, 2014
Categories Media Music
00:00 DJ Jordan Intro
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02:39 Think (Pensamiento) Spanglish Fly
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06:24 Latin Soul Stew Spanglish Fly
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10:56 Let My People Boogaloo Spanglish Fly
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14:53 DJ Jordan Mic Break
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15:16 Interview with Jonathan Goldman of Spanglish Fly
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39:12 DJ Jordan Mic Break
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40:43 New York Soul Spanglish Fly
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45:00 Brooklyn Boogaloo Spanglish Fly
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51:26 My Shingaling Boy Spanglish Fly
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55:53 Finish
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Photo credit to Lauryn Levin

This week on Discovery Corner I’m featuring Spanglish Fly from RIGHT HERE in NYC! They are a boogaloo revival band, a term I just coined but would be no less apropos if they had said it themselves. They play a take on late-1960’s Latin boogaloo music from El Barrio in Spanish Harlem. I spoke with the band leader Jonathan Goldman and he gave me an abridged history lesson on the context of the music. They last released the EP Latin Soul y Bugalu back in 2010 but he assures me they are tracking new songs which could reach lengths of up to an hour! We discussed the cultural context of boogaloo in NYC, the inherent silliness of the music, and how the band is at the forefront of the boogaloo revival “movement.” Vamos!

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Upcoming Tour Dates

May 1 2014- Red & White Bash @ Highline Stages- New York, NY
May 9 2014- Nublu- New York, NY

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