"We don't profess any politics," says Regueira. "There's no solution. I think that [belief] belonged to another epoch. We're in a time of corruption and violence, of terrorism. It would be difficult to fix things. We have to go as far as the music will take us."
Backed by boutique labels with major muscle, both Juanes and Rabanes have the power to take their music further than the many Latin alternative bands that have toiled in obscurity before them. As long as they stay connected to the sounds and struggles of the continent that reared them, their success will make it possible for those who come after to take the music further still.