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5 Latin American rock bands that are still around

While various musical genres have emerged in recent times, Spanish rock continues to sound strong .

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These are some of the Latin rock bands that still remain in the cultural scene today. / Photo: YT-Aterciopelados

LatinAmerican Post | Theoscar Mogollón González

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Rock culture in the world is so vast and exquisite that it would take many articles to explain all the influence it has had on people. In Latin America, this genre began to make its way from the 80s, being able to consolidate, grow and evolve so that many bands became music icons for that generation and the subsequent ones.

Once massed on this continent, rock began to have a purpose unlike the British scene, which had served as an influence for many groups. The compositions, different styles, rhythms and Latin sounds, as well as its essence and social intention, were some of the reasons why rock in Spanish grew exponentially in practically all Latin countries.

By the 90s, bands had that heyday both inside and outside of America. In fact, many came to include new instruments in addition to the classics (guitar, bass and drums), such as metals, for example, which were integrated by the influence of Arabic music, punk, rap and reggae. And it is thanks to all that mix of sounds that the success of many groups has been maintained to this day.

The truth of the matter is that mentioning only five Latin American rock bands would leave out a huge percentage that also deserves to be highlighted. Given this, the choice that we will leave you next will be one per country and that today are still maintained in the cultural scene.

Aterciopelados (Colombia)

Although it was formed in 1990, it was not until two years later that they took the name we now know. Aterciopelados became the first group in Colombia to gain international recognition, thanks to their mix of rock with national folklore. It should be noted that Héctor Buitrago and Andrea Echeverri were among the most innovative people at that time, seeking to raise social awareness and call for attention on various issues.

Café Tacvba (Mexico)

Beyond the influence in his native Mexico, Café Tacvba is one of the most representative rock groups in all of Latin America. After emerging in 1989, the band consolidated quickly despite not having a defined genre, using different mixed rhythms and not having a drummer either. The Mexican band is a clear example that language is not an impediment to crossing barriers, since they have come to appear - and conquer - in countries like Japan.

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Los Tres (Chile)

The beginnings of the Chilean band date back to 1987 in the city of Concepción. Thanks to their mix of jazz, rockabilly and Chilean folklore, Los Tres became one of the most influential groups on the continent in the 1990s. To this day, lovers of Latin American rock still sing hits like Amor violento, Déjate caer and La Torre de Babel. .

Babasónicos (Argentina)

Argentina is, par excellence, one of the rockiest nations in all of Latin America. Buenos Aires witnessed in 1991 the birth of a group that currently has not stopped growing and renewing itself. Adrián Dárgelos, the vocalist of the band, was one of those in charge of establishing Babasónicos on the music scene due to his peculiar voice, without forgetting the mix of genres and sounds they have made over the years. How many of us do not continue singing El colmo, Irresponsables, or Putita?

Cuarteto de nos  (Uruguay)

One of the things to highlight about Uruguayans is that they are one of the few who remain current in the rock scene in their country. Their adventures began in the 80s, becoming one of those bands that have left their mark among the youngest. There are more than 10 studio albums and countless hits such as Habla tu espejo, Ya no sé qué hacer conmigo, Lo malo de ser bueno oR Pobre papá.