The year was 1972 and a storm was headed their way on the night when the Garcia brothers recorded their first album as Los Huracanes del Norte (the Hurricanes of the North). Forty years later, the former laborers who worked the fields picking fruit are still entertaining audiences who know them for their signature norteno sound that relies heavily on the accordion and a 12-string instrument known
La Santa Cecilia tapped to Support Ryan Bingham La Santa Cecilia, known for mixing traditional Mexican music with pop songs, is embarking on a 10-city tour with Americana singer/songwriter and Academy Award winner Ryan Bingham, who is a fan of the band. While the indie group sings in Spanish, it's the whimsical, upbeat music, led by singer Marisol Hernandez, that has scored the Los Angeles-based a
Performing since the age of 9, regional Mexican singer/songwriter Roberto Tapia was born to be an entertainer. It's quite literally in his blood, since his grandfather, Guadalupe Tapia, was a musician who introduced him to a world of traditional sounds and rhythms."My grandfather's support, along with the rest of my family, made all the difference," says Tapia, now 33. "There were times that were
Sanz Takes The Bus for New Album Spanish pop singer Alejandro Sanz's image will be seen on nearly 50 Los Angeles Department of Transportation commuter express buses throughout Southern California for one month starting Sept. 24 -- the release date of his new album, "La Musica No Se Toca" ("Music Is Not Touched"). The set is Sanz's first project with Universal Music Latin Entertainment, after being previo
Alex Cuba isn't a fan of labeling-especially when it comes to describing his own music. His influences range from Jimi Hendrix and Ray Charles to Michael Jackson and traditional music from the island of Cuba, where he was born.On a recent sunny afternoon near a swimming pool at a West Hollywood hotel, Cuba made his musical declaration: "Three words describe my music-Cuban soul rock." Born Alexis P
Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Romeo, Juanes and Wisin & Yandel have been nominated for bilingual cable network Tr3s' Latino artist of the year and the winner will be crowned during a transmission of the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, according to a spokesperson for the Tr3s network.