By Sugey Palomares | 08/23/2012 - 18:00
A party isn’t a party without Ozomatli playing in the background. The Grammy-winning group is known for their energetic tunes and powerful proactive lyrics that inspire change. Now the 15-year-old group is spreading the love to los niños for their first-ever bilingual children’s album, Ozomatli Presents OzoKidz, dropping next month.
By Amaris Castillo | 10/04/2011 - 13:00
— Our cover girl Salma Hayek has been attending a ton of shows at Paris Fashion Week. Alongside her husband, François-Henri Pinault, the 45-year-old Mexican actress sat front row at the Yves Saint Laurent show and the Stella McCartney presentation.
By Smriti Mundhra | 07/06/2011 - 17:45
Iced coffee runs, shorter hemlines and the smell of barbeque that's been following us around are just a few signs that summer is in full swing! We’re keeping our beach bag packed and ready for spontaneous trips to the shore, and it wouldn’t be complete without an iPod jammed with summer anthems.
We put together a playlist of a few favorites from past and present—keep it in your rotation and it will feel like summer all year long.
By Adriana Rivera | 06/17/2011 - 13:21
—Lady Gaga’s famous (or infamous) meat dress, designed by Franc Fernandez, will go on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “Women Who Rock” exhibit. Since Gaga wore the dress to the MTV Video Music Awards last September, it has been turned into jerky and has been painted over to look fresh. A new meaning to fresh fashion!
By Smriti Mundhra | 06/13/2011 - 11:26
Prolific supergroup Ozomatli have spent sixteen years bringing the voice of Mexican immigrants to mainstream America, and now they’re taking their message to the big screen. The Los Angeles-based group was asked by Twilight: New Moon and About a Boy director Chris Weitz to write a song for his new film A Better Life, the story of a Mexican gardener in Los Angeles working hard to keep his son away from gang culture while trying to dodge la migra.
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 | 10/20/2010 - 17:00
R-E-S-P-E-C-T means a lot to multi-culti band Ozomatli, so much so that the U.S. cultural ambassadors released a bilingual song titled “Respeto” encouraging Latinos to stand up and get to the polls during November’s midterm elections. The track is part of the National Council of La Raza’s Vote for Respect campaign, a call-to-action spurred on by the economic crisis and the anti-immigrant and anti-Latino climate plaguing the United States.
By Alice Taranto | 07/06/2010 - 12:56
The imminent enforcement of the SB 1070 legislation that was passed a few months ago in Arizona has Latinos mobilizing all over the country. Now the community is responding in a big way with the Voces Unidas por America Concert being held on Saturday, July 17.
By Grace Bastidas | 06/07/2010 - 09:25
Los Tigres del Norte, Juanes, Calle 13, Café Tacuba, Cypress Hill and Ozomatli are just some of the growing number of Latino musicians boycotting Arizona in protest of the state’s controversial immigration law (SB 1070). The new law goes into effect on July 31st of this year and requires police officers to stop anyone they suspect may be in the country illegally.
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.