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The Reluctant Super Sonidonew

After amassing a huge collection of rare Latin music, Joe Franko rendered himself a de facto ambassador.
East Bay Express  |  Rachel Swan  |  07-06-2012  |  Music

Jazz Singer Claudia Acuna Opens a New Door in Her Charmed Careernew

With her debut for Marsalis Records, she's focused on a personal sound, singing primarily Latin American songs she's known from her youth, plus two originals. Because of its introspective quality, En Este Momento gives up the gifts of its fragrant sensuality only to attentive listening.
Weekly Alibi  |  Mel Minter  |  11-03-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Argentina's Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Release Their First Studio Album in 10 Yearsnew

In the modern history of Latin alternative music, no other band has been more successful and influential in mixing different rock streams with Afro-indigenous rhythms than the Argentine now-six-piece combo.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  04-01-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Brazilian Forro Star Chico Cesar Returnsnew

For a variety of reasons, Latin American proponents of music from the native lands often pretend that race and class aren't relevant when it comes to music. But listen to the rhythms and the lyrics and it's easy to see that race and class are right up there in the forefront.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Jonathan Cunningham  |  09-09-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Ramon Hernandez Squeezes a History of Latino Music into His Apartmentnew

In the early 1960s, he began collecting literature, periodicals, recordings, photographs, and other memorabilia on Latinos in the music industry, from the crooners of the '40s to the rock 'n' rollers of the '50s to anyone who has ever been associated with Tejano, conjunto, and musica ranchera.
San Antonio Current  |  Kiko Martinez  |  06-25-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Big, Brassy Sounds of Orquesta GarDelnew

Onstage, Orquesta GarDel makes salsa dura: a locomotive of energy on steel rails with endless momentum and irresistible motion.
INDY Week  |  Sylvia Pfeiffenberger  |  06-13-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

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