About Me

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I’m Hector Aviles, your host at Latino Music Café. As you can tell, I’m a big fan of Latin music. I decided to start Latino Music Café to share my knowledge, insights, and research on Latin music.

I believe you can enjoy Latin music more the more you learn about it. In this Latin music blog, you can also benefit from my album reviews to help you find good Latin music. I like to research our musical roots and believe we can keep our Latino culture alive by sharing those cultural roots.

Before I tell you more about myself, check out this short video where I explain my purpose for Latino Music Café and what’s in it for you as a reader.

My Preferences and Background

My favorite music genre is “salsa“. However, I like almost any type of Latin music, from “trios” to “boleros“, from “rancheras” to “huapango”, from “bachata” to “vallenato“, from “Brazilian” to “Latin jazz”, to a bit of “reggeatón”, pop, “Rock en Español”, and many others. Music is one of the main ways to express our culture. I find it one of the best ways to pass our culture and traditions down to our future generations.

Hector Aviles – blogger at Latino Music Cafe.

As a Latino who until recently lived in the United States, I want to do my part in spreading a little knowledge regarding the story behind our Latin music. This will enable us to better enjoy the music for ourselves and also be able to improve our ability to pass our culture to our children.

Currently I work and live just outside San Juan, Puerto Rico with my wife Ivonne. I have expertise in the fields of Quality Management, Operational Excellence, and Project Management. My experience has been mostly in the manufacturing and information technology industries. Academically, I have a background in Industrial Engineering with a Masters in Business Administration specialized in Technology Management (MBA/TM).

My Vision for this Latin Music Blog

I hope to make Latino Music Café a blog were you feel comfortable sharing your opinions and comments. My goal is to see Latino Music Café grow from a Latin music blog into an active community of readers that also contribute to the richness of the content and of the discussion. If you like Latino Music Café, I encourage you to subscribe to our page either via email or RSS (there are fields to do that at the top right hand in the Home page). This way you’ll get alerts to new content, and soon to our monthly newsletter — I don’t send spam.

 

Hector and Ivonne
Yours truly with my wife Ivonne Bruno, who helps me make this Latin music blog possible.

I hope to make Latino Music Café a blog were you feel comfortable sharing your opinions and comments. My goal is to see Latino Music Café grow from a Latin music blog into an active community of readers that also contribute to the richness of the content and of the discussion. If you like Latino Music Café, I encourage you to subscribe to our page either via email or RSS (there are fields to do that at the top right hand in the Home page). This way you’ll get alerts to new content, and soon to our monthly newsletter — I don’t send spam.

Please let me know how I can improve Latino Music Café to reach this goal or simply contact me for any comment you may want to share. You can reach me at my email (hector@latinomusiccafe.com). I also encourage you to spread the word to your friends and family so we can become a bigger community. We have a page in Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/LatinoMusicCafe), which I hope you “Like”, a YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/latinomusiccafe) to which you can subscribe and find my CD Reviews in video, and you can follow us on Twitter (@hectoraviles).