Folk music was popular in the 1970s in Uruguay, but has been on the wane for decades. Now three singers are re-imagining it and making it cool. And they're bringing their tunes to the popular SXSW music festival.
In the musical "Gonzagão, A Lenda" ("Gonzaga, the Legend") by João Falcão, nine actors remember and portray the life and times of Luiz Gonzaga. Betto Arcos went to see the musical about the "King of Baião."
After more than a decade of touring and releasing a couple albums of traditional music, the Mexican roots ensemble Chéjere has found their own sound. They make music that helps people cope with the climate of despair.