Global Notes: Soda Stereo from Argentina

Soda Stereo
Soda Stereo band leader Gustavo Cerati performs in the first concert of a nine-nation reunion tour at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Friday, Oct. 19, 2007. In addition to five concerts, four of which have already sold out in Buenos Aires, the group will also play in Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia, Panama, Venezuela and Peru. Natacha Pisarenko / Associated Press
Soda Stereo
Soda Stereo band leader Gustavo Cerati performs in the first concert of a nine-nation reunion tour at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Friday, Oct. 19, 2007. In addition to five concerts, four of which have already sold out in Buenos Aires, the group will also play in Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia, Panama, Venezuela and Peru. Natacha Pisarenko / Associated Press

Global Notes: Soda Stereo from Argentina

Soda Stereo is arguably one of the most influential bands to come out of Argentina. The three-man group was revolutionary in bringing an ever-evolving sound to alternative rock while becoming the first continent-spanning rock group in South America. Yet, despite their 15 year run, they were never able to achieve recognition in the United States. We talk to freelance journalist Ivan Favelevic about the impact Soda Stereo had on Latin American culture.