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Los Mocosos: American Us

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San Francisco's Los Mocosos is one of the West Coast's Hispanic hybrid musical groups liable to mix an assortment of musical styles into its formula. Unlike, say, Steve Coleman's attempts at mingling Afro-Cuban music with jazz--which yielded superimposed musical elements, rather than a unified whole--this group can and does mix seemingly disparate musical genres and styles, thus creating its own musical character in the process. American Us is its third release and by far the mellowest and most radio-friendly. Of necessity, however, that ought not to frighten actual or potential listeners away.

Los Mocosos' musical lure encompasses combinations ...



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