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The Eclectic Grooves Of La Santa Cecilia




The upcoming album from the L.A.-based band La Santa Cecilia is a typically eclectic collection.
The upcoming album from the L.A.-based band La Santa Cecilia is a typically eclectic collection.
Kevin Aguirre

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On today's show:

Can't Put Them In A Box

(Starts at 7:45)

The new album titled "La Santa Cecilia" is simply named after the L.A.-based Grammy-winning quartet. The new release continues the group's genre-defying sound, bringing together elements of rock, soul, Mexican folk music and even a bit of New Orleans jazz. John Horn spoke with singer Marisoul Hernandez and percussionist Miguel "Oso" Ramirez. They recently performed at a concert in El Paso organized as a response to the mass shooting last month. (La Santa Cecilia performs Oct. 12 at The Soraya theater at Cal State Northridge. The new album is out October 18th.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTMwVZDd--U

A Possible Blow For Indie Musicians

(Starts at :45)

A bill that has passed both chambers of the California legislature would have major ramifications for independent workers, including musicians. The bill would force independent musicians to treat collaborators such as engineers as employees. An attempt to exempt musicians from AB5 failed and the bill is awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom's signature. Richard Burgess, president and CEO of the American Association of Independent Music, talks about the bill's possible effects.  

Song Exploder: Robyn

(Starts at 18:45)

In a fresh episode of the podcast Song Exploder, Swedish singer and songwriter Robyn breaks down the title track from her 2018 album, "Honey" — her first in eight years. She traces the long history of how she made “Honey,” a song that The New York Times called “her masterpiece.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IxdQUpQjqc