For the next week, it will be possible to go on a global musical journey without leaving Austin. We teamed with Michael Crockett, host of “Horizontes” on KUTX (7 to 10 p.m. Sundays), to put together a selection of Latin and World music picks at South by Southwest. Follow our live fest coverage at in this blog and at kutx.org.
Madame Récamier (Mexico City, Mexico) It’s heartening to know that the wave of strong Mexican female Latin alternative artists is still going strong with the likes of Carla Morrison, Natalia Lafourcade and Julieta Venegas, who continue to pave a prominent path for a new generation of Latina pop singer-songwriters like Gina Récamier. (8 p.m. at the Townsend; 9 p.m. Saturday at Palm Door on Sixth Patio) — Nancy Flores
Vox Sambou (Montreal, Canada) Originally from Haiti and living in Montreal, Vox Sambou is a truly international artist who sings and raps in Creole, French, English and Spanish and blends the music of Haiti with that of Africa and Latin America. His latest album was recorded in Brazil.. (11 p.m. at Russian House) —Michael Crockett
La Dame Blanche (Cuba via Paris) Paris-based Cuban singer, flutist and percussionist Yaite Ramos Rodriguez, aka La Dame Blanche, brings us an explosive mix of hip-hop, cumbia, and reggae. (Midnight at Flamingo Cantina; noon Wednesday at Radio Day Stage at Austin Convention Center; 12:30 a.m. Friday at Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room) —M.C.
Throes + the Shine (Porto, Portugal) Looking for a dance party? This energetic Afropop fusion band will keep your hips shaking as they explore the musical cultures of Africa, Europe and South America. (Midnight at the Townsend; 11 p.m. Thursday at Flamingo Cantina) — N.F.
Max De Castro (São Paulo, Brazil) One of the better-known Brazilian musicians to ever play SXSW, Max de Castro has just finished a Tribute to Prince tour. He plays a mix of samba, funk and rock. (Midnight at Russian House) —M.C.
Ilé (Santurce, Puerto Rico) Puerto Rican singer Ileana Cabra, aka Ilé, is the younger sister of Latin hip-hop’s Calle 13 brothers and performed with them until recently going out on her own. But rather than hip-hop she has embraced iconic older Latin genres like bugalú and bolero which give her voice greater expression. Her debut album, Ilevitable, just recently won a Grammy award. (11 p.m. at Townsend; 10:20 Friday at Half Step) — M.C.
Tkay Maidza Propelled by a rapid, rhythmic flow and knack for catchy hooks that work well over everything from skittering electronic beats to breezy pop and futuristic R&B, the Zimbawe-born, Australia-based artist is making waves around the world. (8:30 p.m. the Gatsby)
La Tribu Baharú (Bogotá, Colombia) Bogotá-based but hailing from the Atlantic coast of Colombia, Tribu Baharú play an infectious dance music called champeta that is influenced by Afro-Colombian rhythms as well as modern African music like soukous brought by African sailors to the ports of Barranquilla and Cartagena. (11 p.m. at Speakeasy; 11 p.m. Friday at Palm Door on Sixth) — M.C.
All Latino Resist Concert Presented by Voto Latino: Latinos have been at the center of many contentious issues lately, from raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement across the country to a controversial border wall debate. The concert brings together activist musicians Panteón Rococó, Residente and Ozomatli, whose musical styles range from rap to ska. (5 p.m. at SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake on Riverside Drive and South First Street) — N.F.