Rubén Blades, Cristian Castro, Natalie Cole and Draco Rosa are among the artists set to perform at the Latin Songwriters Hall of fame first induction gala. The black tie event, celebrating the rich past and current popularity of Latin song, will take place April 23rd at Miami’s New World Center in Miami Beach during the Billboard Latin Music Conference.
After alternative rocker Draco Rosa was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2011, Latin music's leading artists rallied to collaborate on a duets album that would also serve as a tribute to his two decades long career. The resulting album, fittingly titled "Vida" (Life), comes out just after doctors declared Rosa cancer free.
One of Cuba’s most charismatic performers, the tropical soul man known as El Gran Fellove, has died in Mexico at age 89. Francisco Fellove is remembered for his fabulous onstage flair and original vocal stylings, which, on songs like “El Jamaiquino” established him as a pioneer of Spanish-language scat.