“The Grateful Dead were formed the same year as Los Van Van and both groups have the same characteristic- when they start playing, thousands of people get up and they just start moving.” 

Latin Roots this week is dedicated to Los Van Van in honor of the passing of leader Juan Formell earlier this month.  Hear commentator Rachel Faro describe the special connection she had to this very talented musician and check out a Spotify playlist of the band’s music.