My KUTX: Gina Chavez

Gina Chavez cleaned up at this year’s Austin Music Awards, winning musician, album, and song of the year. It’s on the strength of Up.Rooted, an album that blends bossa nova and cumbia rhythms with politically passionate lyrics. Chavez is a natural guest DJ too, taking us through the Latin American sounds and ideas that inform her own music while also leaving time for a little pop punk sing-along (always a necessity). Listen to Chavez’s hour-long mix below her playlist.

–Art Levy

Gina Chavez’s playlist:

1. Lyle Lovett – “She’s No Lady”

2. Fugees – “Killing Me Softly With His Song”

3. Green Day – “Basket Case”

4. Patty Griffin – “Rain”

5. The Hudsons – “Bollingreen”

6. Mercedes Sosa – “Sólo Le Pido A Dios”

7. Chancha Via Circuito – “Quimey Neuquen”

8. Bebe – “Malo”

9. Calle 13 – “Latinoamérica”

10. Brandi Carlile – “The Things I Regret”

11. Stromae – “Papaoutai”

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