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Sylvia Rexach at 100 Years

This year we commemorate 100 years of Sylvia Rexach's birthday, and what a better way to do it by highlighting her achievements on International Women's Day. A True Latina Pioneer Sylvia was a trailblazing woman and a versatile artist…

2021 Latin Music Departed

This year 2021 has taken away several Latin Music artists. Especially several of the elite Salsa group, the Fania All-Stars of the '70s. Here's some of the departed in 2021: January: 1. Hector "Bomberito" Zarzuela - the great…

Viva Netflix’ “Vivo”

Lin-Manuel Miranda did it again in Netflix "Vivo", an animated story anchored in Latin music. In"Vivo", Lin-Manuel gets a little help from his friends Gloria Estefan (glad to see the Latin music diva back at work) and Cuban maestro

The Departed of Latin Music 2020

This year, 2020, has been a devastating year for all of us, and on top of it all, the departed were great contributors to our Latin music. I'll make a brief review of those that departed this year. 1. Pedro "Sorolo" Rodriguez…

Racism in Latin Music and MLK

As we observed the Martin Luther King, Jr. day, I reflected on two books I read recently which pointed out racism in Latin music. Is there still racism in Latin music? Note: I originally wrote this blog for Martin Luther King Jr. day in…

Three Latin Songs of Coronavirus

Musicians, like the rest of us, are home with a lot of time on their hands, so they've written songs of coronavirus to keep us entertained. Among the various songs that Latin artists have recently published to entertain (us and…

Coronavirus Impact in Latin Music

If a few cases of Coronavirus are reported in your city or country, would you still attend a Latin music event in a stadium, theater or small club? I invite you to respond in the survey provided below. Not knowing what your response will…