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Legendary Latin dance-music pioneers Bomba Estéreo are back on tour, bringing their blend of cumbia, rave and rap to top clubs and festivals across Europe and the US. Founder and maestro Simón Mejía talks to Charley Allan about viral videos, getting Donald Trump to dance what it feels like to see...
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Over a career spanning nearly 30 years Mexico City’s Cafe Tacvba have experimented with a sombrero full of musical genres including rock, pop, jazz, tropical, electronica, and traditional Mexican tunes that they have melded into a sound that is uniquely their own. Leading lights of the rock en...
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In the often vacuous world of Reggaeton, Residente has stood out as one of its most outspoken artists. Even at the Grammy Awards, where he has, perhaps surprisingly, won more than any other Latin artist, the former Calle 13 member has expressed his indignation at the political and social injustices...
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With an urban pop repertoire that glides through Portuguese, Spanish and English, and the looks, moves and charisma to match, it’s no wonder that Anitta is pipped to be the next global female superstar and dubbed as the next Jennifer Lopez / Shakira. An electric entertainer, who has already penned...
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Corina Poore interviews Brazilian cellist Tania Lisboa, who celebrates 30 years based in the UK with a charity concert playing the sublime music of Villa- Lobos, Debussy, Guarnieri and Bridge with Scottish pianist Elizabeth Mucha.
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At first dismissed for his wordy complexity, Rubén Blades - composer, singer, salsero, lyricist, narrator, poet, social conscience and political activist - soon proved to be Fania Record's biggest money spinner and Latin music’s best selling Latin artist for decades. Ahead of what could be his...
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Party season is upon us and here is what's hot in the clubs right now. Enjoy these summertime jams...
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With Latin American directors sweeping the Oscars in recent years - Guillermo del Toro and the Mexican creators of ‘Coco’ this year alone - it seems that it was always that way. And, in the world of music, it kind of was, we just didn’t know it. Which is why, this week, La Linea Music Festival...
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From Nicky Jam, J Balvin, Zion & Lennox and Prince Royce to De La Ghetto, Bad Bunny, Arcángel, Ozuna, Bad Bunny, Wisin and Karol G, these are the guys making the hits right now. ENJOY!
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In 2016, the world said goodbye to the Buena Vista Social Club in a farewell ‘Adios’ tour that included shows in the White House, where they performed for President Barack Obama. Or so the world thought. Defined as 'the finest guitarist of his generation' Eliades Ochoa is defying...
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Blast those February blues away with the hottest tracks of the moment
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Last year, Latin music topped the charts in almost every country on the planet. But in the UK, where all six Latin tracks released made the Top 10, the passion for all things Latin was preceded by something else. The Latin UK Awards, known affectionately as the LUKAS, was launched six years ago to...
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Of all history’s great musicians and composers, there are only a few names that last the test of time and are passed down from generation to generation…Mozart, Bach, Elgar, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, to name a few. The Bandoneon player and composer, Astor Piazzolla, is certainly...
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