Eddie Cota

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  • 4 months ago | Coachella

    Every year the Latino community seems to be disappointed over how few Latin artists represent at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival. They take to social media expressing frustration over how such a major festival can ignore the demand of the ...

  • 4 months ago | Jazz

    Cuban jazz pianist Alfredo Rodriguez fled Cuba for Los Angeles six years ago to chase his dream of becoming a successful musician. He came with no more than the clothes on his back, his music sheets, and a commitment from his mentor Quincy Jones t...

  • 7 months ago | Festivals

    For years, Latin music fans have been wishing for a Coachella-like festival in Los Angeles. It seems like a no-brainer, given how many Latinos live in the area and the impact that’s had on the local cultural scene. Finally, local indie label Nacio...

  • 1 year ago | Latin Alternative

    A few years ago, L.A.-based producer and vocalist Rafi El met up with a Peruvian shaman, with whom he tried ayahuasca for the first time. While under the influence of the psychedelic drug, the shaman's music triggered some early childhood memories...

  • 2 years ago | Latin Alternative

    L..A. cumbia rockers El Conjunto Nueva Ola have a reputation for bringing the party. Their songs are extremely danceable, and plus they wear Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) masks on and off the stage, making it a point not to reveal their identiti...

  • 2 years ago | Funk-y

    "We're not just covering songs. We're rearranging them and making them fresh for new audiences to carry them on," says Itai Shapira of The Decoders, a group that started out as a studio project but took on a life of its own. The concept is this: E...