By Grace Bastidas | 05/19/2010 - 16:00
Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes took time off during his busy recording schedule this past Saturday to receive an award for his humanitarian work at the annual Fedex/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala in Miami. The event was a benefit for the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, a pediatric cancer research center.
By Grace Bastidas | 05/12/2010 - 13:03
In less than a week Mala Rodriguez will drop her fourth album Dirty Bailarina (out May 18; Universal), a title that is meant to evoke the image of “a woman who expresses her art without fear of getting dirty.” Sound interesting?
By Mariela Rosario | 05/10/2010 - 16:00
Christina Aguilera is building up to the June 8th release of her new album Bionic by teasing fans with a few singles. The second song to hit the internet is called "Woo-Hoo." Featuring up-and-coming rapper Nicki Minaj, the song is a non-too-subtle tribute to...um, well, we will just let you figure that out for yourselves.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/30/2010 - 09:25
Christina Aguilera just debuted her racy new video for the first single off her new studio album Bionic, "Not Myself Tonight" and all we have to say is, "Whoa!" Christina seems to have found a place somewhere between the overt sexuality of her "Dirrty" days and the retro-glam styling of her Back to Basics album—but viewer beware, this is not a video for the timid. Don't say we didn't warn you...
Check out the video for "Not Myself Tonight" below and let us know what you think in the comments:
By Grace Bastidas | 04/26/2010 - 12:12
As summer slowly approaches, I'm dreaming of sipping caipirinhas on a white-sand beach while listening to bossa nova. And who better to start building a warm weather soundtrack with than Sergio Mendes? The Rio de Janeiro native has been churning out the musical equivalent of sunshine since the late 1950's. And as one of the forefathers of bossa nova, the legendary pianist-arranger still has the touch.
By Grace Bastidas | 04/21/2010 - 12:00
Carla Morrison is more than just a girl with a guitar. Her yearning vocals tug at the heartstrings with lyrics about love and longing and a sound that straddles the line between country and ranchera without conforming to either style. The Mexican singer came on the scene as the front-woman of the Phoenix-based band Babaluca a few years ago before going solo in 2009.
Here she is performing “Pajarito del Amor”:
By Grace Bastidas | 04/08/2010 - 17:00
Bachata king Juan Luis Guerra is back, and he’s speaking Japanese. The first single from his upcoming eleventh studio album (out June 8 on Capitol Latin) is called “Bachata En Fukuoka.” It was inspired by the legendary singer’s trip to Japan last year, during which he visited the capital of Tokyo and Fukuoka, a city on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu that is considered to be the birthplace of Japanese civilization.
By Grace Bastidas | 03/31/2010 - 17:00
Torreblanca is a group fronted by Mexico native Juan Manuel Torreblanca, whom you may recognize as part of Natalia Lafourcade’s band. A singer, lyricist, illustrator and multi-instrumentalist, he describes himself as a “borderline zombie half-baked pancake” on his Twitter page.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/31/2010 - 09:36
Christina Aguilera just dropped the first single off her recently announced new album Bionic. The funky track, called "Not Myself Tonight," is definitely a high energy departure from anything she's ever sounded like before. It's pretty much guaranteed to be the go-to dance anthem bumping in clubs around the country this spring.
By Grace Bastidas | 03/30/2010 - 15:30
Los Angeles–based act Ozomatli have been combining music and politics ever since forming 15 years ago. And as cultural ambassadors to the U.S., the band's multi-culti members have traveled around the world spreading their message while entertaining listeners with a specially-made blend of hip-hop, funk, rock, reggae and Latin rhythms. Their upcoming fifth album, Fire Away (out April 20; Mercer Street Records/Downtown Records), continues this tradition with a couple of socially-conscious songs that will make you listen (and hopefully, think).