Cheche Alara | Still from "Southland Sessions" A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt

The Maestro at Work: Extended Interview with Ezequiel 'Cheche' Alara

Grammy and Latin Grammy-winning music composer, producer, music director, conductor Cheche Alara speaks about his reasons for participating in this tribute episode to Linda Ronstadt filmed at the Soraya at California State University, Northridge. He also discusses how Ronstadt opened doors and broke barriers for artists of Latin background. Alara also explains how he was able to find new flavors in the music while honoring Ronstadt by incorporating a little cumbia in "You're Not Good" or weaving in a Ranchera flavor to "Somewhere Out There."

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