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Gaby Moreno is making music on her terms

Thursday, September 15, 2022

The L.A.-based artist will embark on a big tour of Europe. She'll be doing 28 shows in six weeks, covering 11 countries, including Germany, The Netherlands, Spain and Ireland.

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Los Macorinos, the unsung heroes of Latin and Mexican music

Sunday, August 07, 2022

The guitar duet has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Natalia Lafourcade, Chavela Vargas and Liza Minelli.

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Itinerante, un trío que revive la música andina de Colombia

Friday, July 08, 2022

Tocada en tres instrumentos de cuerda, esta música fue la banda sonora del país desde principios del siglo XX hasta la década de 1940.

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Meet Itinerante, a trio reviving Colombia's Andean music

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Played on three string instruments, this music was the country's soundtrack from the turn of the 20th century to the 1940s.

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Meet Isaac and Nora, two French kids who are big in Latin American music

Saturday, June 04, 2022

In 2019, an amateur video of two kids singing a Cuban bolero went viral on the internet. Three years later, the video of the song Veinte Años has been watched by millions on social media.

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The cuatro players of C4 Trio are the future of Venezuela's national instrument

Saturday, January 22, 2022

From their unlikely start as rival contestants in a music competition, the Venezuelan cuatro players of C4 Trio have become a big concert draw. They're releasing a series of EPs ahead of a new album.

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An icon of traditional Mexican music, Vicente Fernández, dies at 81

Monday, December 13, 2021

Vincente Fernández was largely considered the last living legend of the Mexican ranchera, the style of song deeply rooted in the values and traditions of rural Mexico.

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Victoria Sur nets a Latin Grammy nomination with airy lullabies she wrote for her kids

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Colombian singer-songwriter Victoria Sur has pursued a successful career for more than 20 years. Now, she's nominated for a Latin Grammy for her first children's music album, "Nanas Consentidoras."

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Iranian Singer Googoosh Raises Her Voice To Keep Her Nation's Culture Alive

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Known as "The Voice of Iran," Googoosh was silenced by the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Active again since 2000, she uses music to keep Iranians forced to leave the country in touch with their culture.

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'Rompan Todo' Explores A Turbulent History Of Latin America Through Rock Music

Friday, December 25, 2020

Rompan Todo is a new Netflix six-part documentary series that explores the socio-political history of rock music in Latin America from its genesis in the 1960s to the present.

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On 'Para La Espera,' Silvio Rodríguez Combines The Personal And Political

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

One of Cuba's best-known singers and songwriters, Rodríguez says this pandemic-era album — whose title translates to "For the Wait" — is all about dealing with uncertainty.

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How A Historic LA Guitar Shop Is Fighting To Stay Afloat During The Pandemic

Friday, June 05, 2020

Candelas Guitars has been open in East LA for nearly 75 years. It's run by a third-generation Mexican American luthier who is struggling to keep the business going during the shutdown.

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3 Musicians, 51 Strings: 3MA On Redefining African Musical Traditions

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Ballaké Sissoko made headlines last month after his instrument was irreparably damaged in airline transit. The music that his band, 3MA, makes has a larger impact beyond just a tiff with the TSA.

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The Brazilian Guitarist Beloved By Musicians Around The World

Saturday, January 04, 2020

As a composer, Guinga's written hits for Brazilian superstars like Elis Regina. As a musician he's set the bar for classical guitarists far beyond his native country.

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Nella Wants To Be A Voice Of Hope For Venezuela

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Nella's debut album, Voy, is a meditation on the land she's left behind. The work earned her a 2019 Latin Grammy nomination in the category of Best New Artist.

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Bolero Enjoys A Revival Thanks, In Part, To 2 Teenage Sisters

Monday, June 25, 2018

The romantic Latin music style was born in Cuba and migrated around the world in the 1950s. Now, it's enjoying a resurgence with a new generation.

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At 78, Carlos Do Carmo, The 'Sinatra Of Fado,' Makes His New York Debut

Monday, April 09, 2018

Carlos do Carmo helped popularize fado, Portugal's national music, and gave it a political edge when Portugal's dictatorship fell in 1974. This past weekend, he brought fado to New York.

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'We Are Them': Jon Balke and Siwan Call For Coexistence On 'Nahnou Houm'

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Norwegian pianist and composer Jon Balke's latest album takes listeners back to a time when the Muslims, Jews and Christians of Al-Andalus lived side by side in art and culture.

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Hermeto Pascoal's Music Reaches Far Into The Stratosphere

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Pascoal, 81, occupies a special place in Brazilian music. Though he began to make his name in post-bossa nova Rio de Janiero, Pascoal's taken his music way past that — deep into the Amazon and beyond.

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Flamenco Is Alive After Paco De Lucía

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The guitarist died over three years ago and left a void in the world of flamenco music. His last touring band is now back on the road, remembering and honoring his legacy.

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