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

Marty Lipp | Posted 08.10.2016 | 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.

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.

How Paulina Rubio Will Save X Factor

Gary Villablanca Duff | Posted 11.06.2013 | Latino Voices
Gary Villablanca Duff

Rubio is an experienced and entertaining addition to the panel and provides Latinos with the opportunity to break another star into main-stream America

David Wax Museum Moves to More Mature Sound on New Album Knock Knock Get Up

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 10.30.2012 | Arts
Rob Kirkpatrick

An overused description is nevertheless apt here: Knock Knock Get Up is an album that will challenge fans.

What Has Happened to the Mexican Corrido?

Erika L. Sánchez | Posted 07.31.2012 | Latino Voices
Erika L. Sánchez

I think that we need a thorough understanding of the source of the narcocorrido rather than simply blaming the genre for propagating violence.

Bob Dylan’s Next Album Might Be Mexican-Inspired

Posted 03.14.2012 | Latino Voices

Bob Dylan’s 35th album is in the works. Although details are slim, multi-instrumentalist David Hidalgo, who recently finished wrapping up record...

WATCH: Mexican Norteño Band Makes Use Of iPad Accordion

Posted 02.15.2012 | Latino Voices

Have you ever wondered what Mexican norteño music would sound like if played on an iPad? Us either. But we're glad these guys did. Check out this ...

Music That Redefines "Mexican-American"

Marty Lipp | Posted 01.11.2012 | Arts
Marty Lipp

While music styles from the U.S. and Mexico have flirted, rubbed up and exchanged some, uh, seminal elements across their shared border, few artists have the unique perspective of Lila Downs, who was raised amid the heartlands of both countries.

Mexico's La Excelencia Band Members Killed After Refusing Encore

Mexican Musicians Killed After Encore Refused | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Furious audience members killed two members of a band in Mexico after being told the music had to stop. The band--faced with demands for more from a g...

Sones de México Ensemble on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Sones de México Ensemble, the Grammy Award-nominated group specializing in Mexican son music, stopped by the show.

Music to Cool You From Around the World

Marty Lipp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marty Lipp

We all have our summer coping mechanisms -- repeated cold showers, Ranier cherries in a bucket of ice water -- but I have always made liberal use of music that is not just cool, but cools.