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Morning Shift Podcast

Lester Rey Breaks Ground With His Latin Neo Soul Sounds

Lester Rey makes music he calls the “Reinvention of Latin Soul.” His music, lyrics, and general aesthetic draw on everything from Reggaeton to Rumba, Chillout to Hip Hop, anime to fashion. His heroes include salsa legend Hector Lavoe and the politically outspoken rap duo Calle 13. As part of our summer music series, Lester Rey joins us to talk about everything from his upbringing in the Pentecostal Church to his groundbreaking video with trans rapper Lila Star.

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