Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Kevin Johansen + The Nada

"Granted, most styles of contemporary Latin music are anchored in some kind of fusion or another. But Kevin Johansen has taken the entire hybrid concept a step further by putting every possible musical genre in a imaginary blender, hitting purée, and serving it up with a generous helping of his witty sense of humor and penchant for absurdity. Born in Alaska but raised in Argentina, Johansen spent most of his life switching back and forth between North and South America, a fact that may explain his tendency to toy with cultural conventions."