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My 6 picks from132 submissions this week

132 songs and albums submitted

 Georgia on My Mind, single by Las Cafeteras.  Everybody loves Las Caf and here is another reason why -an homage to the late Ray Charles  featuring  QVLN, Sergio Mendoza in a re-imagined song with a Cumbia swing and Trap . Stream/ at Spotify, download at https://bit.ly/3egxery

De Musica Ligera, single  b y Flor de Toloache. Wow, can these Grammy-winning girls move and move you. Single from  an album comprised of several versions of rock songs in mariachi-style. They perform this  iconic song in  a tribute version to the legendary Argentinian band, Soda Stereo Toloache style and it rocks!. Stream on  Bandcamp and all major platforms.

Zoom Out , single by Sonia Stein. With  quirky lyrics that  chronicle an internal struggle to  get perspective when overwhelmed, “Zoom Out” moves with a fun upbeat rhythm that keeps you engaged while you think it over.  Clever, fun, intelligent.  She is a genius. Stream on Spotify, iTunes, Sound Cloud, Apple Music. video on YouTube.

What Did I Do, single by HAYD. A sweet, melancholy breakup ballad by a an underappreciated songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. Gets under your skin and makes you hum the tune and whisper the lines.  Stream/download on all major platforms.

La Diabla, single by El Dusty & Zeus .  Fast-moving, clever rap that makes you snap your fingers while you relisten to catch all the references.  So good, so smart,  and so much fun.  Stream/download on Spotify, deezer, Tidal, Apple Music.

Why Women Need Wine (at Christmas- holiday  version), single by Anya Hinkle. An eye-rolling, tongue-in-cheek sendup of patriarchy in a funny, addictive toe-tapping tune.  Laugh, understand, and maybe dance.  Stream/download on Spotify, Apple Music. https://anyahinkle.com/home

BONUS. Anna Hawkins, 1st place winner, Vocal Performance, Unsigned only music coemption. https://www.unsignedonly.com/winners

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Patrick O’Heffernan, PhD., is a music journalist and radio broadcaster based in Mexico, with a global following. He focuses on music in English and Spanish that combines rock and rap, blues and jazz and pop with music from Latin America, especially Mexico like cumbia, banda, son jarocho, and mariachi. He is a cyclist, dancing fiend and also likes to watch his friend drag race. He has relaunched his LA-based radio show Music Friday Live as Music Sin Fronteras- Music Without Borders - from Mexico - tune in every Friday at 1 pm Central

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