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 Shani Saxon-Parrish | 02/01/2010 - 11:01 | 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 - 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 Mariela Rosario | 01/28/2010 - 17:00 | 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.
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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