A few weeks ago Lili Ortiz, one of our viewers, wrote this to us: "Check out Rita Indiana! She streams from her heart the young sounds that resemble reggaetón... and the hard rhythms from the Dominican Republic, with a galactic flavor....I laugh when I think how the machista and traditional Dominicans are reacting to this asexual brash extrasterrestrial, in fact, they call her that, they explain her that way and accept her because of her talent and because she works with the musical roots and the Latin American influences. At the end of her video she sings Todos Vuelven" by Blades. There's no ignoring her."
I found myself thinking the same thing when I saw the spacey video. She reminds me of David Bowie... a praying mantis... I wanted it immediately for Link! Easier said than done. No reply from her or her management for weeks. And I even wrote her in Spanish. So I figured: We'll stream it on the blog!
I'm still hoping I'll get a reply, and we'll be able to use the video as a premiere on the channel. But 'till I do, this is the next best thing. By coincidence, the visual resemblances and divergences between "Hora de Volve" the video, and our video premiere by DeLeon, are notable.
Coming up for Cinco de Mayo, a profile of Rana Santacruz: Mexican roots, Brooklyn based.