SXSW
Six Latina Acts You Have To Catch At SXSW 2011
By Erika Ramirez | 02/15/2011 - 15:15

The South by Southwest Music and Media Conference should be on the agenda of every Latina that loves indie música! Celebrating its twenty-fifth year, SXSW will take place in Austin, TX from March 16th – 20th. We scrolled through the list of 1,978 acts and found five Latinas, and one pretty in punk all- female band, that every girl needs to know. Check them out below:


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Mana is Coming Back!
Details On Maná’s Comeback Emerge
By Johanna Ferreira | 02/14/2011 - 18:28

Warner Music Mexico just announced that Maná will be releasing their new studio album Drama Y Luz on April 12. The iconic Mexican rock band hasn’t released a new album in five years, since Amar Es Combatir, which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and managed to move over a million copies in a depressed musical climate. The album was followed up by a two-year run of sold-out concerts around the world, making it the band’s longest and most successful tour, which is probably why the pressure is on with this one. But don’t expect the band to rush anything out the door.


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Upset of the Night: Esperanza Spalding Wins Best New Artist at the Grammys!
Upset of the Night: Esperanza Spalding Wins Best New Artist at the Grammys!
By Mariela Rosario | 02/14/2011 - 11:30

Esperanza Spalding has always been a favorite of President Barack Obama's, but she just got a whole new level of exposure with her Best New Artist Grammy win and performance at tonight's 53rd annual awards ceremony.


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EXCLUSIVE: Esperanza Spaulding
EXCLUSIVE: Esperanza Spalding says "It’s an Honor" to Be Nominated for Best New Artist Grammy
By Grace Bastidas | 02/11/2011 - 11:00

Jazz musician Esperanza Spalding has opened for Prince, performed for President Obama and now she’s up for a Best New Artist award at this Sunday’s Grammys. If you don’t know who she is, you better catch up—fast. The 27-year-old multi-lingual singer, bassist, composer and arranger is a pretty big deal in the jazz world and beyond. Just listen to her third album, Chamber Music Society, and you’ll realize why. We recently got a chance to chat with her, and here’s what she had to say:


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LISTEN: Ricky Martin & Jenni Rivera's Banda Version of "Lo Mejor de Mi Vida Eres Tú"
By Mariela Rosario | 02/10/2011 - 08:09

A few weeks ago, Jenni Rivera told us that she teamed up with Ricky Martin in the studio to re-record the first hit single off of his new album, Música+Alma+Sexo, "Lo Mejor de mi Vida Eres Tu"—a song he's already recorded in English with Joss Stone and in Spanish with Natalia Jimenez.


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WATCH: Shakira's New Video "Sale el Sol"
By Mariela Rosario | 02/09/2011 - 07:45

The video for the second single off of Shakira's new album Sale el Sol just dropped! The song (which shares the same name as the album) is a hopeful soft rock ballad and the video features the Colombian pop star in a decidedly different light than the first video off of this album, "Loca."


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Alejandro Sanz
Alejandro Sanz To Release New Album To Help Africa
By Erika Ramirez | 02/08/2011 - 14:08

Alejandro Sanz is known to advocate change for nations under distress, especially Africa. In an effort to aid the disadvantaged areas of Africa, the Spanish singer-songwriter announced he would release an album titled, Sin Fronteras. Sin Fronteras is named after the association he plans to help, Médicos Sin Fronteras (MSF).  MSF offers emergency medical assistance to populations in distress in more than 70 countries.


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Ricky Martin
REVIEW: Ricky Martin Gives Us Musica + Alma + Sexo
By Grace Bastidas | 02/02/2011 - 11:38

Ricky Martin’s ninth studio album, Musica + Alma + Sexo, introduces listeners to a “new liberated Ricky,” as one fan writes in an iTunes’ customer review.

This is the 39-year-old Boricua’s first production since declaring his homosexuality to the world last March and becoming a dad in 2008, and it’s clear that he’s embracing life.


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Julieta Venegas is Back after Baby Break!
Julieta Venegas is Back after Baby Break!
By Johanna Ferreira | 02/01/2011 - 12:44

Julieta Venegas recently took a break from the spotlight to give birth to a baby girl (her first). But now the Mexican American singer is starting her U.S. tour in promotion of her latest album Otra Cosa.

Venegas’ kicked off the tour on Wednesday, January 26 in McAllen, Texas. Among the cities that will be part of the tour are, Dallas, New York City, Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago. The performances will include songs mostly off her new album, including singles like "Bien O Mal." 


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Gloria Estefan Working on New Dance Album with Pharrell?
Gloria Estefan Working on New Dance Album with Pharrell?
By Johanna Ferreira | 02/01/2011 - 09:30

How cool is it that one of the best Latin selling music artists of all time is teaming up with a hip-hop producer?  

Gloria Estefan has been in the studio working with the sensational record producer, Pharrell Williams! Sources say the two are putting together Gloria’s 11th studio album, which is said to be dance-oriented.

Between Pharrell’s producing magic and the Conga singer’s signature rhythmic sounds, we’re expecting something big to come out of this collaboration!


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