Los Angeles is known worldwide as a creative hub, and it has one of the biggest Latino populations anywhere. But on the eve of three of the Western hemisphere's biggest and most important music festivals -- South By Southwest, Vive Latino, and Coachella -- one has to wonder: Where is the L.A. Latino ... More >>
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Marissa Lopez and Gil Gastelum's broad kitchen table, covered with a brightly colored oilcloth and set with a fresh basket of pan dulce, is the heart of their Arleta home. For one hour each night, it's also their refuge.
"She doesn't allow phones when w ... More >>
It has become difficult to define what Latin Alternative is these days. The genre seems to encompass everything from traditional roots band playing an accordion to a progressive hip-hop MCs to singer-songwriters crooning romantic ballads -- and can be sung in Spanish, English or Spanglish. It's a hy ... More >>
September 4, 2012
See also: Our People issue profile of Gaby Moreno
Better than.... Your current favorite Spanish artist.
Celebrating the release of her first all-Spanish album Postales, Gaby Moreno performed her entire work live last night at Largo. Wearing a shiny 1920's-inspi ... More >>
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Recently we caught word of proposed legislation in Arizona that would prohibit "subversive Latino music" from radio play -- meaning any tracks with five or more non-English words. It was to ban songs that:
1. Promotes the ove ... More >>