Hurray For The Riff Raff - The Navigator (ATO Records) 2017
Our society is really fucked up at the moment and, now more than ever, there is a need to do something about it. Luckily, there are still bands out there making a change. Alynda Segarra, the creative force behind Hurray for the Riff Raff, made a powerful and strong concept record that goes beyond her own personal narratives. She created a character (the teenager girl Navita Milagros Negrón) that is kind of a heroine to our days, to our generations, to our society. It’s about equality, freedom and making a stand. Her urgency to speak her mind is notable, adding Latin rhythms into her palette of folk, country, blues and rock’n’roll tunes.