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I Love My Pitbull, And So Can You

The Huffington Post | John Trowbridge | Posted 08.25.2015 | Comedy

Hello, My name is John. I'm a writer, a brother and (up until this week) the silent owner of several Pitbull albums, concert DVDs, tanks, shot glasses...

Some Recent Albums Surprise With a Mix of Music With Origins on Both Sides of the Rio Grande

Marty Lipp | Posted 08.10.2015 | Arts
Marty Lipp

While Los Lobos broke ground for highlighting both cultures on the same album, subsequent artists on both sides of the Rio Grande have mixed elements of the countries together for their own neo-traditional mestizo music.

White Party Headliner Natalie La Rose: Rapper Flo Rida Pushes Me to Perfection

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

With her debut single "Somebody" having recently cracked the Billboard Top 10, things are looking up for singer Natalie La Rose. However, the multi-talented performer recalls many times she thought about giving up on her dreams.

Latin Music From All Over the Map

Marty Lipp | Posted 06.07.2015 | Arts
Marty Lipp

It seems appropriate to start off a column about odds and ends of recent Latin releases with the Buena Vista Social Club's latest, "Lost and Found," since it is a bit of yard sale of an album.

Death By Zumba

Ravishly | Posted 04.19.2015 | Comedy
Ravishly

Suddenly the music stops, and I stumble from the dank classroom, shaking and sweating from parts of me that I didn't even know could sweat. Seated on the lounge couch, I marvel that I survived the ordeal. Try again next week, my fellow Zumba classmates urge me. It gets easier with time.

In Conversation With Prince Royce

Gary Villablanca Duff | Posted 03.29.2015 | Latino Voices
Gary Villablanca Duff

Prince Royce is a Latin music superstar and his transition into the American music scene shouldn't surprise anyone. At 25, the 20-time Latin Billboard Award winner and multi-platinum singer-songwriter is releasing his fourth album which is a compilation of English-language songs.

Exposé Singer Jeanette Jurado: Our Enduring Success Is 'a Huge Compliment'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 11.11.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Comfortably at No. 5 though, besting acts like The Spice Girls, En Vogue and Martha & The Vandellas, was Exposé. According to singer Jeanette Jurado, the '80s freestyle collective is all-too-grateful its music, now "classics," lives on.

Daily Meditation: Gracias A La Vida

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.25.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Album May Be "Final," But Cuban Singer Ferrer Is Not Done Yet

Marty Lipp | Posted 07.19.2014 | Arts
Marty Lipp

In a country where the government controlled the media, his ability to reach listeners was stunted. Nevertheless, he has continued to write and occasionally perform and release albums.

Lila Downs Finds Three-Part Harmony Among Countries

Marty Lipp | Posted 06.07.2014 | Arts
Marty Lipp

Lila Downs was born with one foot in each of three cultures. Her father was from Minnesota while her mother was Mexican, and Downs was brought up in both countries.

Music that Round Trips Between Africa, Cuba and Spanish Harlem

Marty Lipp | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
Marty Lipp

The band responsible for "Yay Boy," the first salsa hit sung in the west African language of Wolof, was called Africando.

Latin-American Songwriter Creates 'App Song' and Takes it on Tour

Marty Lipp | Posted 12.04.2013 | Arts
Marty Lipp

Taking the concept to the next stage literally, Drexler applies the technology to a live audience setting, picking audience members to come on stage and choose the parts of the songs, which he then has to sing in real time.

Look Who's Going To The White House

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 11.12.2013 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON — Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Arturo Sandoval and other musicians are bringing their Latin sounds to the White House next week. Th...

WATCH: Gloria Estefan's Music Could Have Sounded VERY Different

OWN | Posted 08.07.2013 | OWN

Gloria Estefan has been called the greatest Latin crossover artist of all time by Billboard magazine and is a seven-time Grammy winner -- but her succ...

The Faithful Shopper: Sounds of Summer

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Maybe it's the memories of summers gone by, with barbecues and our trusty stereos at our side - or the fact I know a lot of people sorting their album...

Uforia Could Be The Music App You've Been Dreaming Off

Billboard | Posted 04.23.2013 | Latino Voices

Today at the Billboard Latin Music Conference, Univision Communications, Inc. announced the launch of the Uforia music service and upgraded radio app ...

Gian Kevin: Romantic Latin Music Debut, With Puerto Rican Flair

Mark Chesnut | Posted 06.10.2013 | Latino Voices
Mark Chesnut

I came across the impressive debut music video from Gian Kevin, a Puerto Rican cantante with clear talent in the Latin pop genre. In this exclusive interview, Gian Kevin speaks about his influences and his first video.

PHOTOS: The Past And Future Shake Hands In Panama

Mark Chesnut | Posted 03.18.2013 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

In Panama City, high rise steel looms over tin roofs and street vendors compete with fancy restaurants, where the country's namesake hats don't look a bit out of place.

How I Love the Classics

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 12.04.2012 | Arts
Eduardo Diaz

While watching the Mambo Legends Orchestra, my eyes would occasionally drift to the dance floor. I smiled as enthralled dancers, older and young, demonstrated that they were totally hip to what was happening on stage.

Stimulate Yourself

Payvand Seyedali | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Payvand Seyedali

Traveling or living abroad, especially in a developing country, is a quick fix way to make our soul strings vibrate. But vibrate they must, wherever you are, whatever you do.

Wisin Y Yandel's New Song 'La Calle Caliente' Starts Twitter Fued

Posted 08.08.2012 | Latino Voices

By Omar Paredes In anticipation of their new album, Los Lideres, reggaetoneros Wisin y Yandel released a new track called 'La Calle Caliente.' ...

Is Daddy Yankee Done With Reggaeton?

Posted 06.06.2012 | Latino Voices

By Omar Paredes Daddy Yankee seems to be feeling the heat from fans and critics after the release of his new single, 'Pasarela'. The song, fea...

Acoustic-guitar Duo Rock Their Way Along an Unlikely Path to Success

Marty Lipp | Posted 06.05.2012 | Arts
Marty Lipp

Sánchez recalled recently that their first time playing on the street -- "We didn't even look up" -- but still caused so many people to gather around them that the police had to break up the crowd.

Inspiration, Collaboration and the Power of Music

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
Eduardo Diaz

Born Bataan Nitollano to a Filipino father and African American mother, Joe bataan survived the rough and tumble streets of New York City's East Harlem to become the King of Latin Soul.

Ricky Martin Talks Sex, Gay Marriage And What He's Done For Love

Posted 02.16.2012 | Gay Voices

Ricky Martin has remained mostly tight-lipped about his personal life since coming out in 2010. But in the March issue of Details magazine, the Latin ...