As part of my ongoing quest to bring a little culture to this site, I’d like to talk about Hurray For The Riff Raff. Hurray for the Riff Raff is basically Alynda Segarra and whoever she happens to be playing with at the time. Segarra’s music is hard to pin down, genre-wise, it can be a bit soul, country, bluegrass, or even synth pop at times.
My favorite Hurray For the Riff Raff album is their/her most recent one, 2017’s The Navigator. As an concept album about gentrification, racism, and the Nuyorican experience, it was pretty timely coming on the heels of, uh, recent events in American society.
A video for one of the best songs on the album, “Pa’lante”, was filmed in post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico.
(as an aside, Segarra recently broke into acting, playing Blaze Foley’s sister in the biopic Blaze)