30 Jun '13, 12am

Quito’s music isn’t just dominated by Latin American classics such as salsa, cumbia and bachata...

Quito’s music isn’t just dominated by Latin American classics such as salsa, cumbia and bachata, the scene here is as inventive as any in Brooklyn, N.Y., or Mile End, Montreal. In the nightlife hotspot of Mariscal, you’ll find venues for mainstream tropipop and reggaeton, but also indie clubs. Miguel Loor, who runs the city’s alternative station Radio COCOA, says “rare and cool” music is found at the new and very underground Catekil, under-the-radar El Aguijón and ultra-hip Naranjilla Mecanica . These edgy hotspots offer everything from electronic and metal to indigenous Andean hip hop.

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