Veteran Latin rock group Ozomatli (est. 1995) has signed with ONErpm distribution by releasing their first single, “Libertad.” Libertad (the Spanish word for freedom) is a collaboration with founding members Chali 2na (currently with Jurassic 5) and Cut Chemist. This... Read Article
Never judge a book by its cover. It’s an old lesson, but one this writer had to remind herself about while preparing for rapper Chhoti Maa to start performing at a showcase in New York City featuring indigenous... Read Article
REVIEW La Misa Negra – S/T
The seven member band from Oakland, California La Misa Negra resets their talent with their latest and self-titled second album. It’s a series of twelve songs with experimental elasticity rooted in Afro Colombian/Latin rhythms of the 1950s fused... Read Article
Enthusiasm and vivid memories seep across with joy from Chicana Artist Margaret Garcia as I sat in her colourful studio in Highland Park, California surrounded by textured paintings and portraits of friends hung on the walls. Her visit... Read Article
As an increasing number of cities across the United States have traded out Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day, the Los Angeles-based Las Cafeteras set forth an ‘Indigenous Peoples Playlist‘ celebrating Indigenous voices. Hosted on Spotify, the playlist features predominantly new releases from Indigenous &... Read Article
On this International Women’s Day, we’re premiering a new video by the Los Angeles based Alt-Latin singer De’Anza. A singer-songwriter who hails from Santa Fe, New Mexico, De’Anza represents a growing generation of U.S. Latin Alternative artists who live and create... Read Article
Latin America’s love affair with the reggaeton, urbano and Latin hip hop genres shows no sign of letting up, so Oakland, Calif.’s Los Rakas couldn’t have picked a better time to release their major label debut album. “El Negrito Dun... Read Article
There is no question hip hop, reggae and Latin music continue to evolve and a couple of Panamanian Americans are taking it further by combining all three.
Why would a New York City-based “futurerock” band, made up of five non-Latinos, embark on a tour of the Southwestern United States to proclaim, “We Are All Illegal?” I asked myself the very same question.
There’s a beach where one sunny afternoon you may witness an offering to an Afro-Brazilian Orixa spirit of the ocean, the next day watch master capoeristas practicing Brazil’s martial art dance form, and still another day join a... Read Article