Although the Latin Alternative offerings of this year’s Coachella Music & Arts Festival are few and far between, the acts that did make it onto the roster of performing artists are diverse and definitely worthy of attention. Of course, the biggest draw is the highly touted Caifanes reunion that debuted last weekend at Mexico City’s Festival Vive Latino. Two other bands, Los Bunkers and Bomba Estéreo, follow Caifanes northward after having turned in their own searing sets at Latin America’s most important music gathering.
By coming to Coachella, these bands and others offer festival goers a chance to see Latin Alternative acts representative of different genres all the way from rock to electro-cumbias hailing from their respective major metropolitan centers in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Chile.
Check out mini-profiles on the bands plus music videos for each of them on the Latin Alternative Music Guide to Coachella I’ve assembled on my latest Heard Mentality blog post: