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Top 5 International Songs

Originally from Argentina, Silvio lives in New York City and spends his weekends listening records in the Berkshires with his wife. The present selection takes them on a journey through their favorite international songs and discussions about life.

The Limiñanas: Migas 2000

Silvio’s 1st Top 5 choice comes from the French husband and wife duo The Limiñanas. About this song Silvio said, “In Migas 2000, the French duo The Limiñanas serves us with a delicious ‘migas’ recipe over an hedonistic and hypnotic beat à gogo. Irresistible. Life at its best: pleasure and love.”

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The Soundtrack of our Lives: Instant Repeater 99

Silvio’s second choice takes us to Scandanavia. About this choice Silvio wrote, “From Sweden, the popular local band The Soundtrack of our Lives, takes us on a smoky psychedelic trip. “Instant Repeater 99”, a Nordic classic from their 1996 debut album explores the wish to escape it all.”

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Tinariwen: Nizzagh Ijbal

From the Saharan region of Mali Silvio’s third selection comes from Tinariwen, one of the pioneers of “Desert Blues”. For his introduction of Tinariwen Silvio wrote, “In the North of Africa, let’s join the caravan of Tinariwen, a Tuareg band that vividly paints their landscape with music. A former combatant calling the fighters to live in peace and unity and find love in the mountains.”

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Kula Shaker: Waves

Kula-Shakur draws much of it’s inspiration from Hinduism. About this song Silvio wrote, “In these dark times, Waves, by the psychedelic britpop band Kula Shaker, is an explosion of hope about the potential of the younger generations to change the world.”

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Massacre: El Deseo

For his final choice Silvio returns to his homeland of Argentina and Argentine Skate Rockers Massacre. Silvio writes, “Nobody could have predicted that those 1986 skate punks from Argentina would craft in 2011 this poetic masterpiece about getting older and making the same mistake again. Massacre, a cult band from Buenos Aires, Argentina, reminds us in El Deseo that “No winter starts until it’s you who turn off the sun. Let’s keep desire alive. That’s the jackpot”.”

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