By Grace Bastidas | 02/04/2010 - 11:15 | 5 Comments
The glass is always half full for Chayanne. The Puerto Rican balladeer’s upcoming album is titled Nada Es Imposible (out Feb. 23) and it’s all about hope and optimism. “There are people who are living very difficult situations these days, people who are having a bad time, the message I want to share with this new work is that we must keep fighting...
By Grace Bastidas | 02/03/2010 - 10:23 | 2 Comments
It’s been a decade since original guitar hero Carlos Santana took home nine Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, for Supernatural. The disc featured unforgettable collaborations with Maná ("Corazón Espinado"), Rob Thomas ("Smooth"), Wyclef Jean ("Maria Maria") and other...
By Grace Bastidas | 02/02/2010 - 12:41 | 3 Comments
Aventura is in the midst of a sold-out four-show run at Madison Square Garden. Tonight is their final concert in support of their fifth album, The Last. What can we expect? So far, the fans have been treated to surprise guests like Marc Anthony, Akon and Wisin & Yandel.
And last evening, the Bronx-born bachata band upped the ante...
By Grace Bastidas | 02/01/2010 - 13:29 | 0 Comments
“Nos ganamos el Grammy gringo!” announced Calle 13 on the group’s Twitter page hours before the Grammy Awards aired yesterday. The Puerto Ricans walked away with the trophy for (the all-encompassing category) Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album for their album Los de Atrás Vienen...
By Grace Bastidas | 01/29/2010 - 17:00 | 0 Comments
A new travel series begins in February on PBS and it’s all about excavating the globe for interesting sounds. Produced by Tantra World Wide, Music Voyager is my kind of show, and host Jacob Edgar has my dream job. He also has the right background: His resume includes a stint at Putumayo records and ownership of indie music label Cumbancha. I...
By Grace Bastidas | 01/28/2010 - 10:38 | 0 Comments
Salsa great Willie Colón has collaborated with everyone from Celia Cruz to David Byrne in his storied career. And the 59-year-old Nuyorican musician is still churning out the hits. He recently teamed up with Bogotá native Fonseca to record the song “Estar Lejos” for the Colombian’s Gratitud Edición...
By Grace Bastidas | 01/27/2010 - 11:15 | 1 Comment
Si*Sé’s guitarist Neil Ochoa, Los Amigos Invisibles’ percussionist José Luis Pardo (a.k.a. DJ Afro) and multi-band bass player Alvaro Benavides weren’t messing around when they formed powerful trio Los Crema Paraiso almost a year ago. The New York–based Venezuelans wanted to fuse their...
By Grace Bastidas | 01/26/2010 - 11:45 | 0 Comments
Despite being titled Cardio, Miguel Bose’s upcoming pop album (out March 9) is not necessarily geared towards workout fanatics. The word means heart in Greek, and the CD’s new single (“Estuve a punto de…”) beats with all the elements that have made the Spanish singer so successful in his 30-year career.
Bose recently asked his musical BFF,...
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