By Grace Bastidas | 01/24/2011 - 14:34
Considering the chilly climate currently plaguing the east coast, many of us could use a little California dreaming right about now. We can look forward to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, from April 15–17. Held in the desert, the three-day outdoor concert features over 150 acts, from folk rock newbies like Mumford & Sons to respected songstresses like Ms. Lauryn Hill, plus a dozen or so Latin performers sprinkled throughout. Here’s a mash-up of what to expect each day:
By Grace Bastidas | 07/30/2010 - 10:00
Colombian Electro-cumbia band Bomba Estereo have been on “fuego” ever since they made their U.S. debut in 2009 with the album Blow Up (Nacional Records)—and they’re not slowing down. Vocalist Li Saumet and producer Simón Mejía are fast at work on their next album as they continue to tour the country, shaking things up along the way. Latina.com had a chance to chat with Mejía before the band hit the stage in Chicago, and here’s what he had to say:
By Grace Bastidas | 04/01/2010 - 11:30
Last year, the Manchester, Tennessee–based Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival showcased Africa's booming music scene in a special tent devoted to artists from all over the continent, including Nigeria and Mali. And this year, it's Latin America's turn to shake up the annual summer fiesta, scheduled from June 10–13.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 07/16/2009 - 10:00
We stopped by the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) in NYC last week to speak to some of the incredible artists featured in Latina's August music package, The Best Latin Music You Don't Know. We spoke to the most important burgeoning artists on the scene, including Gaby Moreno, Bomba Estéreo, Niña Dioz, Cucu Diamantes, Los Hollywood and Maluca to name a few.
By Grace Bastidas | 07/07/2009 - 12:16
Bomba Estereo take us on a psychedelic trip through Colombia’s Caribbean coast on their debut album, Blow Up (Nacional Records), a collection of songs that blend cumbia, champeta, bullerengue and other folkloric rhythms with electronica, reggae and hip-hop. Vocalist Liliana “Li” Saumet’s strong, fiery voice is reminiscent of traditional Afro-Colombian roots singers like Toto La Momposina.