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Welcome to a different type of Latin music blog. I’m Hector Aviles, your host here at Latino Music Cafe.
The purpose of Latino Music Cafe is to go deeper into our Latin music and culture. This is about sharing knowledge about our music. We’re not about covering the latest superficial Latin music hot topic everyone else is talking about.
In this Latin music blog I write about the origins and history of Latin music genres. This includes the people, traditions, places, and instruments that made them flourish. In short, I enjoy writing about our Latin music roots!
What You’ll Find in this Latin Music Blog
In addition to the topics I mentioned above, here you’ll also find in-depth blogs about artists, interviews, and album reviews (new and old classics). Additionally, I provide critical points of views regarding any topic around Latin music.
I tend to favor blogs on Salsa and Latin Jazz as they are my favorite genres. However, I also write about Boleros, Latin Pop, Latin Rock, Raggueton, Vallenato, Merengue, Tango, Ranchera, Trova, and just about any music from Latin America. (Note: check the hyperlinks).
Latino Music Cafe supports the work of Latino musicians by giving them a platform of exposure. It doesn’t matter if they are legends of the past, current veterans, established or rising stars, or even talented and relatively unknown beginners.
Latino Music Cafe in Social Media
I use social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to share Latin music news and to publish links to our new blog posts. You can also subscribe to Latino Music Cafe to get those new blog notifications via email or RSS (I don’t spam nor give away that information).
Finally, you can learn a little more about me in the “About Me” page of this site (including a video where I explain all this).
I hope you enjoy Latino Music Cafe and that I’ll be reading your comments on my blogs soon!
Hector R. Aviles – Latin music enthusiast