Grammy Noms: Quetzal

Quetzal: East L.A.-born band Quetzal took to Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to release their first studio album in six years, Imaginaries, which is up for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album. Formed by Quetzal Flores with singer Martha Gonzalez, the group blends Veracruz-rooted son jarocho, salsa, and R&B to express the political and social struggle for self-determination and self-representation. The album brings together spouses, relatives, friends, former and current lovers, and repeat collaborators, several of whom reunited for the first time in years.

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