Connecting the dots between the music of Latin America, the Caribbean and the diaspora, plus a special set from Brazilian selector Moniki.
Each month, Uproot Andy and Riobamba explore the diverse music coming down the pipeline that connects New York City to Latin America and the Caribbean. Highlighting the interconnectivity of genres like reggaetón, dembow, Latin trap, cumbia, baile funk, plena, champeta and many more, our hosts dive into the localized communities driving forward Latinx music culture. In addition to the biggest tunes and the newest underground movements, Bien Buena traces the roots music that forms the foundation of these sounds, following the culture with a critical perspective toward history and context. Joining the hosts in this task today is Rio de Janeiro-born, New York-based Moniki, an on-the-rise selector blending the musical influences of her birth country with those of her adopted one.