Thursday, September 29, 2016

I Will Live for You: Los Amigos Invisibles and "Vivire Para Ti"

Today's tune, Vivire Para Ti, is by Los Amigos Invisibles of Venezuela. Known for their blend of disco, acid jazz and funk mixed with Latin rhythms, the band was formed in 1991 in Caracas. Los Amigos Invisibles gained the attention of David Byrne's Luaka Bop label after they discovered a CD that the band had surreptitiously planted in a New York City record store, and Luaka Bop released the band's second album in 1996 which garnered many positive reviews. Their third album received a Grammy nomination as Best Latin Alternative album, and with it's success the band relocated to New York City permanently, eventually starting their own label. The band sings this song with Natalia Lafourcade, a Mexican pop-rock singer who has become one of the most successful stars in Latin America. Vivire Para Ti is from Los Amigos Invisibles' 2009 album Commercial.