Salsa

  1. Jairo Varela, Founder of Colombia's Grupo Niche, Dead at 62

    August 08, 2012 6:03 PM EDT Jairo Varela, the iconic founder and leader of celebrated Colombian salsa band Grupo Niche, died suddenly of apparent heart failure in his home in Cali, Colombia. He was 62 years old. Varela created a signature salsa sound characterized by its fas ...

  2. Backbeat: Secret Show at Draco Rosa's Studio Inaugurates L.A.'s Fairfax Sessions

    June 13, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Artyom Manukyan and Arto Tunçboyaciyan performing at Phantom Vox studio's Fairfax Sessions. (Photo: David Navas) While the usual stream of cars rumbled down West Hollywood's Fairfax Avenue outside Phantom Vox Studios , a secret show was ...

  3. Pedro Arroyo, Puerto Rican Radio Programmer and Salsa Advocate, Dead at 60

    April 15, 2012 5:21 PM EDT Puerto Rican radio programmer Pedro Arroyo, a salsa musician and lover who founded "El Día Nacional de la Zalsa" (National Salsa Day), a massive annual concert dedicated to the genre, died Saturday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was 60 yea ...

  4. Cuba's Los Van Van Plan Long-Awaited U.S. Tour

    December 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning Cuban band Los Van Van are celebrating 40 years of salsa revolution with a long-awaited return to the United States. Often called the 'Rolling Stones of salsa', the group will perform in Key West, Florida on January 28, en ...

  5. Celia Cruz Exhibit/Album Offer To Hit In 2009

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A museum exhibit featuring memorabilia from the late salsa legend Celia Cruz will begin traveling next summer, starting at Colombia's National Museum in Bogota. Nelson Albareda, CEO of entertainment company Eventus, tells Billboard.biz that v ...

  6. Marc Anthony At Work On Three Albums

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Salsa star Marc Anthony has always had a penchant for recording different albums, and even different styles - like pop and salsa - simultaneously. Now, he's in the middle of recording not two, but three projects. "I'm in the studio ...

  7. Palmieri Celebrates Career Milestone At Latin Jazz Fest

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eddie Palmieri will headline this year's Los Angeles Latin Jazz Festival, one of two Latin music festivals to be presented this year at L.A.'s Greek Theatre by promoter Eddie Rodriguez' Latin Works Music in association with Nederlan ...

  8. 'Celia' Musical To Hit Off-Broadway

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tickets go on sale June 11 for “Celia,” an off-Broadway musical about late salsa legend Celia Cruz’ life and music. The production at New York’s New World Stages is directed by Jaime Azpilicueta and produced by event promoter Henry Cardenas and Da ...

  9. Latin Notas

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Mobile International is set to distribute Discos Fuentes' salsa sides as master ringtones for mobile devices outside the United States. Read Leila Cobo's column. Universal Music Mobile International is set to distribute D ...

  10. Icons Remembered

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music fans in 2003 mourned the loss of a country music icon, a Cuban salsa queen, a pioneering rock'n'roll producer, a deep-voiced master of soul, a unique jazz stylist, a member of one of pop's most Music fans in 2003 mourned the l ...