The Chamanas - Alas De Hierro

Song of the Day
Hosted by DJ Chilly
All this week, we are celebrating Mexican Independence Day (officially on Sunday, September 16th) by featuring all Mexican artists, as selected by DJ Chilly, host of El Sonido. Today’s song is "Alas De Hierro" by The Chamanas, from the 2016 album Once Once on Los Maxicos.
WRITTEN BY JASMINE ALBERTSON

The Chamanas burst onto worldwide consciousness in 2015, when they released a Spanish cover of Portugal, The Man’s “Purple Yellow Red and Blue.” The quintet originate between the border of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua which they represent by transmitting the culture of this metropolitan border through their music. Our Song of the Day, “Alas de Hierro” comes from their debut album that immediately followed the cover, Once Once. The group has explained the title like this: "Eleven Eleven is a very personal title as it involves coincidences that have governed our history how the number 11 and the perfection of the 11:11 hour is the perfect time to think, act, create and share. Eleven is also a word that in English has a very important meaning 'once', 'an opportunity', 'a single occasion'.” Since the release of Once Once, The Chamanas have collaborated with Odesza on the song “Everything At Your Feet” from A Moment Apart and have covered yet another Portugal The Man song, this time the massively popular “Feel It Still.”

 

 

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