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Corina Poore interviews Brazilian cellist Tania Lisboa, who celebrates 30 years based in the UK with a charity concert playing the sublime music of Villa- Lobos, Debussy, Guarnieri and Bridge with Scottish pianist Elizabeth Mucha.
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At first dismissed for his wordy complexity, Rubén Blades - composer, singer, salsero, lyricist, narrator, poet, social conscience and political activist - soon proved to be Fania Record's biggest money spinner and Latin music’s best selling Latin artist for decades. Ahead of what could be his...
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Party season is upon us and here is what's hot in the clubs right now. Enjoy these summertime jams...
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With Latin American directors sweeping the Oscars in recent years - Guillermo del Toro and the Mexican creators of ‘Coco’ this year alone - it seems that it was always that way. And, in the world of music, it kind of was, we just didn’t know it. Which is why, this week, La Linea Music Festival...
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From Nicky Jam, J Balvin, Zion & Lennox and Prince Royce to De La Ghetto, Bad Bunny, Arcángel, Ozuna, Bad Bunny, Wisin and Karol G, these are the guys making the hits right now. ENJOY!
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In 2016, the world said goodbye to the Buena Vista Social Club in a farewell ‘Adios’ tour that included shows in the White House, where they performed for President Barack Obama. Or so the world thought. Defined as 'the finest guitarist of his generation' Eliades Ochoa is defying...
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Blast those February blues away with the hottest tracks of the moment
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Last year, Latin music topped the charts in almost every country on the planet. But in the UK, where all six Latin tracks released made the Top 10, the passion for all things Latin was preceded by something else. The Latin UK Awards, known affectionately as the LUKAS, was launched six years ago to...
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Of all history’s great musicians and composers, there are only a few names that last the test of time and are passed down from generation to generation…Mozart, Bach, Elgar, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, to name a few. The Bandoneon player and composer, Astor Piazzolla, is certainly...
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Multi-instrumentalist and owner of a unique voice, Natalia Lafourcade has become one of Latin America’s the most successful artists. Ever since the young Mexican, daughter of a Chilean refugee, first broke into the charts in 2003, she’s established herself as a multi-Grammy winning pop artist. Yet...
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Since the last time we talked to J Balvin (cover of 2016 autumn edition), the Medellin born artist has soared to new heights and become one of a handful of urban Latin artists who have conquered the world. Hits such as 'Mi Gente' have become internet sensations and smashed the charts in...
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If you were stranded on a desert island, which tracks would you absolutely need, to get you through those times of despair? Man cannot live on sun and fish alone right? Our castaway, J Balvin, one of Latin America’s hottest urban pop acts right now, puts in his requests for musical salvation...
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No one can deny that this was the year of 'Despacito.' But more importantly, this was the year that Latin music conquered the world, topping the charts in almost every country on the planet. It was also an unprecedented year in the UK charts, when all six Latin tracks released made the...
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