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Grammy award winner Lila Downs on her most personal album yet

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Grammy award winner Lila Downs is known to sing about love, loss, and her tricultural identity. But her latest album is her most personal yet.


After her partner's death, Lila Downs records 'La Sánchez,' her most personal album

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Downs and saxophonist Paul Cohen had been together for almost 30 years. She says her latest album is therapy for the soul.


Welcome to 'El Petronio,' the biggest celebration of Afro-Colombian music and culture

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

The Petronio Alvarez Festival has been the biggest source of income for artists, cooks and vendors in the Pacific region. But some critics say they want the festival to return to its roots.


La Santa Cecilia celebrates its quinceañera with a new album

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Many of the songs on Cuatro Copas, Bohemia en la Finca Altozano are part the group's personal history, growing up in downtown LA, surrounded by Mexican musicians who taught them how to sing and play.


At 3 she snuck in to play piano, at nearly 80, she's a Colombian classical legend

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Teresita Gómez learned piano in secret at the exclusive fine arts school where her parents worked. She's now a celebrated classical pianist and a longtime promoter of music by Colombian composers.


Trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf steps out of his comfort zone with 'Capacity to Love'

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Common ground is the main theme of Maalouf's new album, which features a wide array of vocalists from across the pop music spectrum. Maalouf also recently revived an international trumpet competition.


Fans bid goodbye to Spanish music legend Joan Manuel Serrat on his farewell tour

Saturday, November 19, 2022

The 78-year-old, who's considered one of the greatest artists in Spanish music history, is stepping away from the stage. For some fans, the move is bittersweet.


Festival Cervantino, Latin America's biggest cultural event, returns with new energy

Saturday, October 29, 2022

After a virtual edition in 2020, and hybrid version last year, the Cervantino International Festival is back in person and celebrating 50 years.


How Italian opera influenced Mexican ranchera

Sunday, October 09, 2022

The influence can be traced back to the 1800s when opera companies and their star singers traveled from Italy to perform across the country.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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."


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.


'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.


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.