By Grace Bastidas | 02/05/2010 - 14:58 | 1 Comment
Heading to Austin in March for South by Southwest (SXSW)? This is the music fest’s 24th year, which means it’s bound to be a big ol’ party. A partial list of performers went out this week and it includes a respectable number of Latin acts. Here’s a quick crib sheet:
By Grace Bastidas | 02/04/2010 - 12:15 | 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 - 11:23 | 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 - 13:41 | 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 - 14:29 | 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 Shani Saxon-Parrish | 02/01/2010 - 12:01 | 0 Comments
We were excited to see all of last night's big Grammy Award winners. Here's a quick glance at some of our favorite artists who went home with trophys:
Best Regional Mexican Album
Necesito De Ti, Vicente Fernández
Best Tejano Album
Borders Y Bailes, Los Texmaniacs
By Grace Bastidas | 01/29/2010 - 18:00 | 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 Mariela Rosario | 01/28/2010 - 18:00 | 2 Comments
A singer named Phoenix Phenom is taking the Black Eyed Peas to court over allegations that the pop group stole their insanely popular song "Boom Boom Pow." Phenom is claiming that she and her partner/cowriter submitted a song entitled "Boom Dynamite" to Interscope Records which Will.i.am then turned into the Peas's hit single.
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