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Hurray For The Riff Raff

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Hurray For The Riff Raff

For the last few years, you could be sure that live, Hurray for the Riff Raff would have a washboard and banjo onstage. The band from New Orleans released six albums, all firmly rooted in the American folk-blues tradition. The new album however, The Navigator, lets singer Alynde Segarra’s Puerto Rican background shine through, and the band make enthusiastic use of bomba, salsa, soft rock and even the spoken word. Above all, Segarra doesn’t sweep her anger about racism, gentrification and the political situation in the United States, under the carpet.

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