Music: Hurray For The Riff Raff

Arroyo Seco Weekend-Day One

Hurray For The Riff Raff was a revelation.

[. . .]

… I stumbled back to the Willow tent to see Hurray For the Riff Raff and I was stunned.

Alynda Segarra is a star. How come nobody knows?

Her band was incredibly tight. And the songs were catchy and meaningful and she had the music in her and I was enraptured.

Then I saw on my phone she’d been doing it for ten years already, and I was reminded of the era we live in. Where you’re lucky if you can fight your way to the middle. If you see her, you’ll be closed. She’s the woman we’ve been waiting for. But she’s not TMZ-ready, and she’s Puerto Rican, and do we have a racist, sexist media? Is there room for a Puerto Rican woman? I don’t think so. Remember, this is the country with a hurricane on the island that got little help.

Just when you think rock and roll is dead you get re-inspired.

Sounded to me like some of the songs were radio-ready. But is the target audience even listening to the radio? This was a political show without being strident. I don’t want to overstate the case, but don’t pass up a chance to see this act. Hurray for Hurray For The Riff Raff.

After the break, two videos.

Hurray For The Riff Raff – Pa’lante (Official Video)

Hurray For The Riff Raff | Pa’lante | live Arroyo Seco Weekend, June 23, 2018

Previously here:

Shocking Death Toll In Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico
Frontline: Blackout In Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico: Tears And Tear Gas
May 1st Protest In Puerto Rico
The Latest Update From Puerto Rico
Final Update (#7) From Puerto Rico
Update #6 From Puerto Rico
Hurricane Relief For Puerto Rico Is Still Needed
Weekly Update #4 From Puerto Rico
Weekly Update #3 From Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico And America’s House Of Cards
Weekly Update #1 From Puerto Rico
The Post-Maria Horror In Puerto Rico Continues
Third Update From Puerto Rico
Don’t Forget Puerto Rico Or Its Abandoned Pets
Puerto Rico Is Still In Trouble
Second Update From Puerto Rico
An Update From Puerto Rico
Amazon Wish List For Hurricane Maria Relief In Puerto Rico

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