The perfect thing for #stayathome—new music by artists from a variety of places featuring an assortment of sounds. Let’s dig right in. California: Los Rakas feat D Smoke: ‘Un Poquito Mas’ Oakland-based duo Los Rakas have returned with... Read Article
Coming off of Coachella that saw Latinos grab major headlines, and a Billboard Latin Music Week filled with reggaeton and Latin trap stars, there’s no sign that the urbano craze is letting up. In this edition of “On... Read Article
“Music’s biggest night” gave us a ton of Bruno Mars wins and Despacito snubs. And while there were some Latin music wins to celebrate, the 60th edition of the Grammys also gave us lots to think about, as... Read Article
Fresh off the heels of a wonderful AfrolatinoFest in NYC, it’s once again time for the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC), and many alumni of the conference are in the Big Apple to perform. Now in its 18th year, LAMC... Read Article
At Sounds and Colours, we cover cultural music, film and art events spanning the globe with a clear focus on Latin America. Diversity is a constant. We interview artists, who cite a wide array of global influences, and we... Read Article
The Year of the Quinceañera: the Latin Alternative Music Conference’s Sweet 15 And What To See, Do and Dance
Yes, it’s that time of the year again, when fans of good Latino sound, artists, and avid summer concert goers co-mingle with us lowly music journalists in our ill-fated decision to forgo sleep and throw logic out the... 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
We knew Panama-by-way-of-Oakland, Calif., duo, Los Rakas, would be well received in Colombia and Chile, where they ended up selling out shows in Bogota and Santiago.
It’s no secret I’m a big fan of a lil group I first saw in 2011—Los Rakas, Panamanian cousins based in Oakland, Calif., who masterfully blend hip-hop, dancehall and reggaeton into some ass-shaking anthems. Using DIY street hustle and... Read Article
The 14th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference rolled into to New York City on July 9 through the 13th, bringing with it brutal humidity and heat, and loads of good music in a variety of subgenres.
It’s that time of the year again in New York, where fans of the very fluid Alt Latin music scene can find a show just about every night in the Big Apple thanks to the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC).
There is no place I’d rather be this week than Austin, Texas, for the SXSW Music Conference. Alas, it isn’t on the cards for me this year. Should you be fortunate enough to find yourself at the conference–now... Read Article