Hurray For The Riff Raff
May 20, 2022
Cancelled Event – Hurray For The Riff Raff Concert Tomavistas
Hurray For The Riff Raff will publish her new album in February 2022 and will present it at Tomavistas with a unique and exclusive concert in Spain.
Hurray For The Riff Raff is Alynda Segarra’s project. Alynda was born and raised in the Bronx, a neighborhood she left when she was seventeen, running away from everything and hopping on freight trains or hitchhiking across the country in the company of a band of homeless people. Segarra moved to New Orleans in 2007 and formed two bands: Dead Man’s Street Orchestra and Hurray For The Riff Raff. With the latter, she published four albums with a wide range of songs with folk roots.
In 2015, Segarra moved to Nashville and then to New York to record her last album, “The Navigator”, published in 2017, a conceptual work in which she defended her Puerto Rican identity and that obtained great reviews and media impact with very high ratings in publications like Pitchfork. In our country it led her to enter the lists of the best of that year reaching the position number 11 of Mondo Sonoro’s list or becoming the cover of Ruta 66 magazine in April 2018.
A long career that, paradoxically, still keeps her in that place from which she can take the leap to larger audiences. For this, on February 18, 2022, she will publish her new album “LIFE ON EARTH”, debuting on the prestigious Nonesuch label. The album contains eleven “natural punk” songs about survival like the first single “RHODODENDRON“. The album is once again very open in sounds (a trademark of her) with influences ranging from The Clash to Bad Bunny as well as the transgender musician Beverly Glenn-Copeland or the book Emergent Strategy by the writer and activist Adrienne Maree Brown. The album was recorded during the pandemic and has been produced by Brad Cook (The War On Drugs, Waxahatchee, Bon Iver, Kevin Morby or Snail Mail).
We have been given the opportunity to listen to the album before its release and it has left us totally hypnotized as it will surely leave everyone in her concert at Tomavistas 2022.
They will also be at Tomavistas 2022…