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La Santa Cecilia offers a delightfully mixed-up take on Latin music

“Treinta Días” is the kind of album that, 30 years ago, would have fallen through the cracks, both blessed and cursed by its diversity. Spirited cumbias collide with romantic boleros, while rock riffs give way to jazzy interludes and klezmer breakdowns. Lyrics in Spanish bleed into ones in English, and the only common thread is that it’s all very exciting and even a bit disorienting.

It’s the debut record by La Santa Cecilia, whose four core members are young, multicultural, and bilingual and synthesizing the sounds they soaked up on the streets of Los Angeles.

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