Tiny Desk Meets SXSW: Yasser Tejeda & Palotré

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Every year, NPR Music participates in the SXSW music festival, whether it's curating a stage or simply attending hundreds of shows at the annual event in Austin, Texas. Last year, the festival was canceled due to the pandemic, but it returned this March as an online festival. We programmed a 'stage' of Tiny Desk (home) concerts and presented them on the final day of the festival. Now, we present to you Tiny Desk Meets SXSW: four videos filmed in various locations, all of them full of surprises.
Felix Contreras | April 6, 2021
If only I could have experienced Yasser Tejeda and Palotré at one of the bars along Austin's Sixth Street. Tejeda, a New York-based guitarist from the Dominican Republic, started his musical career on the Dominican cuatro (a folkloric guitar-like instrument) and has incorporated guitar stylings that have made him a "go-to guy" for Dominican artists looking for passionate elegance in their sound.
Yasser Tejeda and his band Palotré begin their set behind a home desk with "Amor Arrayano," weaving a vaguely Caribbean feel with a killer R&B hook. After a brief introduction of his bandmates Tejeda launches into "La Culebra," the track that caught my attention from their album Kijombo. Palotré is a powerful groove machine behind Tejeda's virtuosic guitar playing and his playful dance moves.
Tejeda has stated one of the goals of this project is to explore the crossroads between Afro-Dominican musical traditions with anything else that pops onto their radar. Their final song here,"Nuestras Raices," has become one of my favorites because I hear the essence of Africa mixed with jazz and maybe a hint of heavy metal, as Tejeda steps on his distortion pedal to kick the band into overdrive with guest tenor saxophonist Mario Castro in tow.
I won't spoil the surprise, but be sure to stay until the end.
SET LIST
"Amor Arrayano"
"La Culebra"
"Nuestras Raíces"
MUSICIANS
Yasser Tejeda: guitar, vocals
Jonathan "Jblak" Troncoso: percussion, vocals
Victor Otoniel Vargas: drums, vocals
Kyle Miles: bass
Mario Castro: tenor sax
CREDITS
Video: Andreas Hofweber
Audio: Quinn McCarthy
Stylist and Set Designer: Jill Peacock
TINY DESK TEAM
Producer: Felix Contreras
Video Producer: Maia Stern
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Associate Producer: Bobby Carter
Tiny Production Team: Bob Boilen, Kara Frame
Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann
#nprmusic #tinydesk #yassertejeda

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  1. Ana Berrios
    Ana Berrios
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    Brutal! Orgullosa de ver a los vecinos caribeños en el Tiny Desk. 🌴🌴🌊

  2. Vielka Fernandez
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    Orgullo dominicanoooo!

  3. Arturo Valerio
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    🪘🎸🎶💪❣️

  4. Rachel Laucel
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    ‘DITA GRASA DIOSMIO! 😳🔥

  5. knucklesprayer
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    Uy man, que vaina tan sabrosaaaaaaaaaa

  6. La Armada
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    Pero que vaina ma dura, ño!

  7. Laura Nanita
    Laura Nanita
    27 dagen geleden

    Genial! Fabuloso! Me encantó😍😍😍😍😍🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴

  8. David Gomez
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    Amor que si vuelve le prendo una vela!

  9. David Gomez
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    Tremenda musica

  10. Jordan
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    Intro of La Culebra!!! Love it

  11. Auxi López Álvarez
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    Tremendos¡¡ me habéis alegrado el dia; sabrosones ¡¡

  12. Flying Chef
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    One of the better ones!!!

  13. marghstar
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    YEah!!! duro!!

  14. ElectricAlKemmie
    ElectricAlKemmie
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    Thank you NPR Music, thank you Yasser Tejeda & Palotre! I do not speak your language but as soon as I heard Amor Arrayano my soul was touched. The song literally dusted off a stale love, took me right back to the earlier days of being in love with my now husband. The music brought back those early feelings that had been buried under years and years of 'married life' and taking each other for granted. So thankful this beautiful song rekindled those memories, I will keep them alive. Thank you for this beautiful set.

  15. Islands East Entertainment
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    Que acabo de conocer el hermano de Vincente Garcia!

  16. Ten8inService
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    NPR out here serving LIFE to us, thank you.

  17. Saray G. FR
    Saray G. FR
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    Uepaaaaa! Loveeee em! 💃🏿

  18. Marciana
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    Qué sabroso se siente esta música, makes me feel like dancing in a beautiful dominican beach

  19. Isaac Alonzo
    Isaac Alonzo
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    Muy duro Yasser 🇩🇴

    1. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
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      Gracias hermano!

  20. Lais Castro
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    Me gusta mucho!!!!

  21. Balbir Singh
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    Nice job.

  22. adonis veloz
    adonis veloz
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    Super orgulloso de compartir nacionalidad con esta banda!!!!!!

    1. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
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      Gracias hermano!!!

  23. Marynunez Nunez
    Marynunez Nunez
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    Arriba Dominicana!! El orgullo es grande!

  24. Isaac Hernandez
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    AWESOMEEE

  25. Erica Shelton
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    I’m not even from the Dominican Republic neither do I speak the language but this was AMAZING!!!! Real music surpasses any language barrier or race or background!!! Music is Life!!

    1. Erica Shelton
      Erica Shelton
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      @Yasser Tejeda Many more to you as well my husband is a musician so we understand what it takes to do what you all do and we were so proud of you all!! Keep pushing, all the best to you all!!!

    2. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
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      Thats amazing! Thank you Erica! Many Blessings

  26. 칩멍
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    우왕.....

  27. Karo R.
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    11:41 is the best... I was listening to that part like a hundred times!!! Beautiful voice, great band!

    1. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
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      Thank you!!

  28. Bitcoin Assets Digital Currency
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    Tiny Desks are cool 2

  29. Salvador Gerardo Flores Saiz
    Salvador Gerardo Flores Saiz
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    TREMENDOOOO performance Yasser & Palotré 🧡🇩🇴

    1. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
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      Gracias Salvador!!

  30. Edwin Pimentel
    Edwin Pimentel
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    Fueeeego

  31. Joyce
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    Amor Arrayano does something to me. Love it.

    1. Joyce
      Joyce
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      @Yasser Tejeda ahhhh! No way! Love your music!!

    2. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
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      Thats amazing! Thank you!

  32. Alberto Barrios De Simone
    Alberto Barrios De Simone
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    AMAZING!

  33. Bagpipe13
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    nice good.

  34. Vasco Shaelt Borbón
    Vasco Shaelt Borbón
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    Orgullo dominicano! Talento, ritmo y sentimiento 🇩🇴 Excelente trabajo! Tiny Desk no me ha fallado nunca, es donde he encontrado muchas de las experiencias musicales más gratificantes que he tenido y ver un compatriota en esta plataforma me llena de orgullo y esperanza en la buena música 🙌🏽 Éxitos para todos! Sigan haciendo música de calidad 🇩🇴🙌🏽

  35. Yabir Canario de la Mota
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    Duro duro! 🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴 💪🏽💪🏽

  36. Raul Andres Vallejo Lopez
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    Sublime y con meke!

  37. Alex Alvear Music
    Alex Alvear Music
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    Woooooooohoooooo!!!! Abrazos desde Ecuador Yasser y Cia. Tremendo!!!

    1. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
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      Hermano!!! Graciass compaa! Abrazos para ti tambien!!!

  38. MediaCrew RD
    MediaCrew RD
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    DESDE RD, FAN DESDE PALO 3!! FELICIDADES

  39. HOI Avenger
    HOI Avenger
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    🇭🇹 🇩🇴 Hispaniola STAND UP!!! We love you brother. From Haiti, with love.

    1. Marcos Lopez
      Marcos Lopez
      20 dagen geleden

      Amen, love to you my brothers too

    2. HOI Avenger
      HOI Avenger
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      @Yasser Tejeda Thank you for speaking up about "Our roots". Self hatred is a big issue on both sides of our island but slowly and surely we all are waking up and realizing whether we speak a dialect of Spanish or French we share common ancestry. Your music reflects that.

    3. Yasser Tejeda
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      Yes sir! Standing up together! Thank you brother! Many Blessings!

  40. TuQUIPE
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    MY FAVOURITEEEEE !!!! REPRESENTIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING !!!!

  41. Roger Vall Ramos
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    So proud to be Dominican right now 🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴

    1. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
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      Amazing!! Gracias hermano!

  42. G
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    Que hermosura 😍😍😍 dominicana orgullosa aquí 🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴

  43. Steven Gutierrez
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    Saborrrrrrrrr caribeño 🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🔥

  44. Nita Sims
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    Very beautiful music! I chose something random to listen to and now I am a fan!!💜💜💜

    1. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
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      Amazing!!! Thanks so much

  45. Mayreni Morel
    Mayreni Morel
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    Súper orgullosa de mi helmano del alma!!!! Ue ue ue ue!!

    1. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
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      Mi amol!!!! ue ue ue ue ue ue! Te quiero

  46. Jose De Jesus
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    Barbarooo, de piel erizada y de to. Desde los parques de la zona colonial al NPR Tiny Desk, felicidades Yasser se está logrando el éxito paso a paso! ❤️

    1. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
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      Gracias hermano!

  47. Stephanie Jiménez
    Stephanie Jiménez
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    Éxitos muchachos!

    1. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
      19 dagen geleden

      Gracias Stephanie!

  48. Karfianda Suryoutoro
    Karfianda Suryoutoro
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    Keegan-Michael Key is killin the drums

  49. Felix Sanchez Pilarte
    Felix Sanchez Pilarte
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    Duriiisimo! 🇩🇴

  50. Yova Docruz
    Yova Docruz
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    Couldn’t be happier to see Yasser on tiny desk! Waves the Dominican flag! 🇩🇴

  51. Benjamin Vander Ploeg
    Benjamin Vander Ploeg
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    Eso! Esperaba esto.

  52. Yana Villalona
    Yana Villalona
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    🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 uff que mermelada 🤤🇩🇴🇩🇴

    1. Yasser Tejeda
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  53. Layra Henríquez
    Layra Henríquez
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    :D!!!!! great music!!!! in love with this concert!!!!

  54. Sharlyn Durán
    Sharlyn Durán
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    Muy durossss!! Saludos desde Republica Dominicana

  55. Carolina Liberato
    Carolina Liberato
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    Ayyayaii! Oyoyooi! Rompieron! Orgullo encendío 🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴

    1. Yasser Tejeda
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      Gracias Carolina!! Abrazos

  56. Gerson Dicent Payano
    Gerson Dicent Payano
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    El mejor

  57. Yosandy Corona
    Yosandy Corona
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    This is 🔥!!!!!

  58. Edgar Nadal
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    🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴

  59. Jum Mi
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    Heavenly 😍

  60. Carl
    Carl
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    Wow! 'Culebra' really blew my mind... Where can I find other latin-inspired instrumental music like it? Está bien bueno!

    1. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
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      Updating a playlist soon :)

    2. Eva Lloyd
      Eva Lloyd
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      Vicente Garcia definitely!

    3. Steven Gutierrez
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      Try “Alex Ferreira “ or “Vicente García “

  61. Albert Joachim
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    Honestly, it looks and sounds like they're having so much fun and as a musician I really really enjoyed that energy and passion, like even at the end, they kept singing and playing like they too didn't want that time to go

  62. penny pang
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    👏👏👏

  63. chappahx
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    What an excellent guitarist, to carry a band like that without keys! Man!

    1. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
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      Thank you man! Really appreciate it! Blessings

  64. chappahx
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    Feeling this in my bones!

  65. Liam Cashin
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    I am a simple man. I see Kyle Myles on bass, I click.

    1. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
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      Amazing!!

    2. Calvis Jones
      Calvis Jones
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      Same

  66. Nicole Reyna
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    🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴

  67. Jaswiry Morel
    Jaswiry Morel
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    best birthday gift. que orgullo 🇩🇴

  68. tanya
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    live in Russia and watch this video, this music is incredible ♥️

  69. Jose Matias
    Jose Matias
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    You guys sound great

  70. Eleanor Dubinsky
    Eleanor Dubinsky
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    Hermoso!!

  71. Carlos R. Martínez López
    Carlos R. Martínez López
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    ¡Muy duro, Yasser y Palotré! Tremendo orgullo como dominicano verlos brillar en esta plataforma. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    1. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
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      Gracias Carlos! Abrazos!

  72. gabriel orozco
    gabriel orozco
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    Dominicano!!! falto del otro lao!!! demasiado duro yasser tejada!!!!

  73. Mamie Acrie
    Mamie Acrie
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    Can I play the keyboard with y'all? ☺️

  74. Mamie Acrie
    Mamie Acrie
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    Get down y'all. 😊

  75. Geisel A. Novas
    Geisel A. Novas
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    🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴❤❤👍👍👍👍

  76. Osiyo Wapili
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    Muchissimas gracias tiny desk de presentar un grupos fantastic con muchos alegría y corazón que bueno de entender amor y las raisas de la humanidad thank you very much for sharing this great music 👍🏾👌🏾🌼😊

  77. Dery Gracito
    Dery Gracito
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    Excelente y versátil. Impresionante la fusión con los ritmos afrodominicanos

  78. Jared
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    beautiful stuff

  79. Emilia Disla Payano
    Emilia Disla Payano
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    Juideroooo 🔥✨💙

  80. Thomas Bentin
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    I love this!! 😍😎🕺

  81. drprogress
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    Excellent Guitar Playing...

    1. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
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      Thank you!!

  82. Lovvechild
    Lovvechild
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    Yessss

  83. David Little
    David Little
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    Great to see this band and Dominican roots rhythms getting the exposure they deserve here. The band plays fusions with the roots rhythms congos (from the town of Villa Mella), gagá (related to Haitian rara) and palos. These rhythms are deeply rooted and Yasser Tejeda & Palotré are one of many Dominican artists in the Dominican alternative scene that incorporate them into their repertoires creating interesting fusions with jazz, blues, rock, r&b, etc.

  84. Helen Caesar
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    😍😍😍😍😍😍

  85. keila garcia
    keila garcia
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    Yayy! 🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴 Orgullo Dominicano! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  86. Jossiah
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    Wao! Que rica esta musica! Viva la República Dominican!! ♥️

  87. Sarina Alonzo
    Sarina Alonzo
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    Well deserved!!! You guys deserve it all. Representación de nuestra isla at its best!!

    1. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
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      Gracias Sarina!

  88. Juan Manuel Martínez
    Juan Manuel Martínez
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    ⚡⚡🔥⚡⚡

  89. Gabriel Ventura
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    Orgullo Dominicano 🇩🇴

    1. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
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      Esooo!!!

  90. Laura L
    Laura L
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    🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴 RD en alto🔥🔥🔥🔥

    1. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
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      Arriba!!!

  91. Mornebeau66
    Mornebeau66
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    The 2nd track La Culebra has a mystic haitian (rara) vibe about it. 🤔👍👍

  92. Elliott Yrastorza
    Elliott Yrastorza
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    that might be one of the best snare tones I've ever heard

  93. marco polo
    marco polo
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    Not in Spotify?

    1. marco polo
      marco polo
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      @Yasser Tejeda Thank you! Tbh, i don’t understand the language but i like the overall vibe! Love from Manila. 🇵🇭

    2. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
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      Yes it is! check Yasser Tejeda - Kijombo for our last album :)

  94. Samuel Gonzalez Jr.
    Samuel Gonzalez Jr.
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    Flow!!!

  95. Jonathan Johnson
    Jonathan Johnson
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    Great concert!

  96. vic ortiz
    vic ortiz
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    This music stems from palos, which a broad term that encompasses merengue pri Pri to salve. It is not very well known and it’s often looked down upon in DR because of its ties to voodoo, similar to Bembé and Lukumí in Cuba, religions which are misinterpreted. Regardless, this is amazing and I’m really glad they got to play in tiny desk, I’ve been following them for a while and were a big source of identity for me during 2020. The last part with the March like feel is called Gaga and it was borrowed from our neighbors in Haiti. Mucho orgullo 🇩🇴

    1. B the Change
      B the Change
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      Thank you for sharing! I love learning about history, cultures and the music intertwined. I was super sheltered regarding music, growing up in a white religious US house...with a tiny worldview. My first taste of the world outside was ironically through a church trip to Mexican orphanages, when I was a teenager. It opened my world perspective and I wanted to know more about all the different people, beliefs, and more...of the whole world. What a beautiful world. Wish we all were less threatened by difference, but instead inspired and awed. Thanks again for the educational info! 💫

  97. Tommy Arias
    Tommy Arias
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    Orgullo dominicano. Que emocion!!!!

  98. Mi lo
    Mi lo
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    Sorry npr I’m gonna keep asking til it happens, get Lava La Rue on here please x

  99. Kensy Bien-Aimé
    Kensy Bien-Aimé
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    Haitian Roots

  100. Kensy Bien-Aimé
    Kensy Bien-Aimé
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    RARA

    1. Yasser Tejeda
      Yasser Tejeda
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      Yes sir!! Second song is inspired in RARA known in the Dominican Republic as Gagá. It is so beautiful how much culture we share as neighbors! Blessings