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Café Tacvba lead singer on Mexico violence: 'We live between mafias'
Café Tacvba lead singer on Mexico violence: 'We live between mafias'

There are albums. And then there are seminal albums. The kind that mark a before and after point in music, the sort whose influence is long-running and far-reaching. In the world of Latin American rock, that album is "Re," a 20-song release from 1994 by the Mexico City band Café Tacvba (pronounced "Tacuba"). "Re," with its jangling mix of musical styles and vocals that went from growls to wails, helped define what a distinctly Latin American rock could sound like. The album took a mind-bogglingly number of musical styles — pop, hard-driving punk, testosterone rock guitar, springy ska, synth-infused New Wave and the oompa sounds of...

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