Monday, January 10, 2011

Ceci Bastida

I'm always interested in discovering new alternative music from Latin America. The trouble is, my sources tend to be scattered and my discoveries haphazard. Whenever I do stumble upon an inspiring band, I am always quick to check the library's catalog to see if it's already in our collection. If it's not there, I will check the WorldCat database and potentially place an Interlibrary Loan request for it. My final recourse is to Suggest a Title in the hopes that the library might purchase a copy. All of these options are open to all patrons of the Austin Public Library. All of this is a round about way of saying that Ceci Bastida has released her first solo album since leaving Tijuana No! and playing as a backing musician with Julietta Venegas. This was news I happened upon by following NPR's Alt.Latino. Suffice it to say, I have suggested that the library order a copy of Veo la Marea for its music collection. Look for it to appear in the library's catalog in the not too distant future. Remember, once the item's record appears in the library's catalog patrons can Place a Hold on the item and have it reserved for them to be picked up at an APL branch nearest to where they live.

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