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Los Fabulosos Cadillacs have calved a place as one of Latin America’s most successful rock bands, thanks to a unique and ever-mutating style - a concept, they say they copied from The Clash. Latino Life talks to Vicentico and Sergio Rotman of LFC, who created hits such as 'Matador' about...
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If you were stranded on a desert island, which tracks would you absolutely need, to get you through those times of despair? Man cannot live on sun and fish alone right? Our castaway, Juan Luis Guerra, one of Latin America’s greatest singer-songwriters, puts in his requests for musical salvation......
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Lina Tur Bonet, Baroque violinist and somewhat of a classic superstar, talks to Latinolife about music video, are collaborations and other crazy projects that are stretching the boundaries and opening possibilities for Baroque music.
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Once a mere suburban boy from outside Barcelona, now Spain’s representative at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, via a controversial decision that split the country, Latinolife talks to Manel Navarro, as he prepares for his big moment on Saturday night and, of course, that controversy…
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Jazz violinist and 2017 LUKAS winner, Omar Puente, has performed to audiences worldwide. First violinist at the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra before leaving Cuba in 1997, he toured with Buena Vista’s Ruben Gonzales all over the world and has played with the likes of John Williams, Kirsty...
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It would seem that anything Gente de Zona touches turns to gold. Whether it’s putting Enrique Iglesias back at the top of the charts, or keeping Marc Anthony relevant, everyone who’se anyone in music goes to this Cuban Reggeatón outfit to make global hits. But it hasn’t happened over night....
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Blending traditional Mexican ranchera sounds with elements of the Pop and Rock she grew up with in Tijuana, Julieta first landed on the Mexican Rock scene in the nineties and has since won a Grammy, been nominated for two Latin Grammys, including for her latest album Algo Sucede and become one of...
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The winner of two 2017 LUKAS (Musician and Alternative Act of the Year) Ernesto Marichales is making waves on the London music scene with his daring and experimental re-arranging of traditional Venezuelan music. Performing with his pioneering band Telajeta as part of this year’s La Linea festival,...
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One of Puerto Rico's most talented Reggaetóneros, Nicky Jam rose to fame along with the likes of Daddy Yankee, but his career took a dive after a bad run with drugs and criminal misdemeanours. While his peers were becoming superstars, Nicky Jam fell out of the limelight until, on a trip to...
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With its hypnotic beat and heart-renching melodies, this Dominican music began to take the world by storm when Urban Latin took over Latin nightclubs and romantics were left wanting. But Bachata has a long history; from rural Santo Domingo to the streets of Harlem, it was associated with dodgy...
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At a time when Shakira, Carlos Vives, J Balvin and Maluma are some of the hottest artists in the planet, it is easy to forget that it was an indigenous folklore singer who kicked the global door open for Colombian artists. Totó La Momposina was known worldwide long before today’s Colombian...
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When quintessentially English band Clean Bandit was recently rocking X Factor with their latest hit ‘Rockabye,’ few watching would have known that the country that invented its catchy beat was banned from playing it for years. Not many even realise that the beat has a name and a history. Only those...
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From garage parties in Panamå to the awards ceremonies of Miami, how did an obscure Caribbean genre that was shunned by radio stations and banned by the authorities become one of the most influential genres in global dance music. Here's how it happened...
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