Ximena Sarinana
EXCLUSIVE: Mexico's Indie Princess Ximena Sariñana Conquers America
By Smriti Mundhra | 08/04/2011 - 12:30

With her acclaimed first album Mediocre, Mexican singer-songwriter Ximena Sariñana drew comparisons to great American folk songstresses like Fiona Apple, Tori Amos and Regina Spektor. Now, with her self-titled English language debut, she’s ready to knock them all off the charts. Already a hit with the critics, Ximena was selected as VH1’s You Oughta Know artist for the month of August and is touring with Australian sensation Sia.


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Legendary Folk Singer Facundo Cabral Murdered in Guatemala
Legendary Folk Singer Facundo Cabral Murdered in Guatemala
By Amaris Castillo | 07/11/2011 - 10:30

Latin America lost a legend this past weekend. Facundo Cabral was shot and killed on Saturday in Guatemala. The 74-year-old Argentine singer/song-writer was en route to Guatemala City’s airport when unidentified gunmen in unmarked vehicles drove up beside Cabral and his team and opened fire. Cabral was shot at least eight times. His concert promoter, Henry Fariña, and road manager Dad Llanos, were wounded.


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