The California desert festival, set for the weekends of April 10 and 17, habitually spotlights several Latin artists among its performers, with an emphasis on Mexican acts.
Among those representing this year, Bostich+Fussible should be most familiar to Coachella crowds. Nortec has brought their electronic Tijuana sound to the festival before, as well as to numerous other U.S. stages over their 15-year history. Bostich+Fussible, who are also set to perform at this year’s Vive Latino in Mexico City, have announced that their latest album, Motel Baja, will be their last under the Nortec name.
Chicano Batman’s grooving retro Latin soul sound should pull festival crowds in their direction. The L.A. band’s second album, Cycles of Existential Rhyme, was released in 2014, and their appearance at Coachella will follow an East Coast tour that starts Jan. 8 in Philadelphia.
Los Rakas created a buzz in urban latino circles last year with their album “El Negrito Dun Dun and Ricardo.” The Panamanian Bay Area residents will go on tour in February for a series of dates in Western states with Zion I, Locksmith and Vokab Kompany before landing at Coachella.