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Meet The Latinos At The 2014 Coachella Music Festival (VIDEOS)

04/12/2014 11:24 am ET | Updated Apr 12, 2014
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Coachella Music and Arts Festival has embarked on its 15th edition and the two-weekend celebration boasts four artists who will give that Latino flair to the festival.

In the past, Coachella has hosted many Latino artists including Caifanes, Erick Morrillo, Le Butcherettes, The Mars Volta, Manu Chao, Ozomatli, and CSS among many others.

In fact, last year’s festival included two of Mexico’s renowned and exhilarating acts, 3BallMTY and Cafe Tacvba.
The 2014 lineup is just as promising with four artists of Latino descent.

Meet Zoe, Aloe Blacc, The Martinez Brothers and Jhene Aika, the artists who will give the festival some Latin flavor.

Latino artists give Coachella some Latin flavor

Zoe

Zoe is a Latin GRAMMY Award-winning band from Cuernavaca, Mexico. The quintet has gained popularity and achieved success in Mexico and other Latin countries. Zoe is known for their captivating lyrics, hypnotizing vocals and eclectic sound of alternative and indie rock.

Aloe Blacc

His single “The Man,” was a No. 1 single in the UK, and now, he is one of the anticipated acts in Coachella’s 2014 lineup. Aloe Blacc delights and croons his audience with his fusion sound of soul, R&B, jazz and funk. Blacc was born Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III in Southern California to Panamanian parents.

The Martinez Brothers

From the Bronx, New York, come Steve and Christian Martinez, two young brothers of Puerto Rican descent. The duo display their musical talent through their DJ sets while they voyage across the world. The brothers are emerging as leaders in the global house market.

Jhene Aiko

Then there’s Jhene Aiko, another soulful singer performing at Coachella. She’s an American singer-songwriter and recording artist from Los Angeles, Calif.; yet, she definitely has Latin roots running in her blood. The 26-year-old is of mixed race background, her mother is of Japanese, Spanish, and Dominican descent, while her father is of African-American, Yaqui, Choctaw, Cherokee, Navajo, and German Jewish descent.

Between authentic Latin rock and different cultural backgrounds, these four performers sound convincing enough for everyone to get their butt’s to Coachella!

Originally published on VOXXI as The Latin buzz at Coachella Festival

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