By Sugey Palomares | 12/28/2013 - 11:00
We are honoring past and present Afro-Latino musicians with a strong talent and legacy to last for generations to come. From La Lupe to Esperanza Spalding, each of these 25 stars are pioneers and game changers who have mesmerized us. Without further ado, we proudly present our list of the 25 Greatest Afro-Latino musicians of all-time!
With additional reporting by Jill Pankow.
By Cristina Arreola | 11/27/2013 - 12:17
Two unlikely friends have banded together to create music that targets censorship, media manipulation, and the concealment of information.
Calle 13 has released their first song in nearly four years. The single, called "Multi_Viral", is a collaboration between Calle 13, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, guitarist Tom Morello, and Palestinian singer-songwriter Kamilya Jubran.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 11/21/2013 - 10:36
Carlos Santana has teamed up with Juanes to bring fans "La Flaca," the first single off his upcoming, highly anticipated Spanish-language album.
"La Flaca" is a cover from Jarabe de Palo's classic hit, and Juanes' killer voice and Santana's amazing guitar skills, make this one of the best covers yet.
The new single will be available on November 25, but we've got your first listen below. Check it out:
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 11/19/2013 - 09:16
It's no secret that Latinos have been a great influence throughout U.S. history and that includes music!
“Many of the contributions we have given to society have been somewhat hidden,” said co-curator and professor at the University of Washington, Michelle Habell-Pallán, according to NBC Latino. “Music is a wonderful way to invite all kinds of people to understand the influence of Latino culture in American society.”
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 11/14/2013 - 10:06
Daddy Yankee recently released his latest album, El Imperio Nazza: King Daddy Edition, which debuted at #1 on iTunes.
The reggaetonero had revealed that he'd be going back to his roots for this, and now he says that the overall genre is following his footsteps.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 11/12/2013 - 09:30
The first single off Jenni Rivera's upcoming postmortem album, 1969-Siempre (Part 1) En Vivo Desde Monterrey, has been released!
"Dos Botellas de Mezcal" is a norteño style song, which highlights La Diva de la Banda's unique signature style. Known as a musical legend, the new album is being released as a tribute to Rivera and as proof that she forever live in our hearts.
Take a listen to "Dos Botellas de Mezcal" below:
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/29/2013 - 12:46
Wisin y Yandel may no longer be making hits together, but that certainly isn't putting a damper on Yandel's ability to succeed in the music world.
Earlier this month, Yandel reached his first no.1 on the Billboard charts as a solo artist with the first single ("Hable de Ti") off his upcoming album, De Lider a Leyenda.
Yandel's second single, "Hasta Abajo," hit airwaves on October 14 and now the Puerto Rican reggaetonero is hitting fans with the song's music video.
By Araceli Cruz | 10/22/2013 - 14:03
You probably learned to speak Spanish in one of three ways: from your family; from school; or from pop culture. Movies, TV, and music have been a longtime source for our daily intake of bilingualism (here’s looking at you, Ricky Ricardo!). And it’s pretty evident that it’s easier, and a lot more fun, to sing in our mother tongue than to recite convoluted Spanish sentences in front of the classroom. So we’ve rounded up some of the very best bilingual songs of all-time, so go ahead and sing-along -- you know you want to!
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/15/2013 - 16:05
Pop artist Manika (pronounced Ma-nee-ka) was just a regular chica with big dreams living in Las Vegas, until one day, opportunity came knocking at her door. His name was Frank DiLeo and he managed the King of Pop (yes, Michael Jackson) for many years!