As an electronic dance music artist, you can either draw your influences from the relatively limited palette of styles within the genre itself, or reach beyond it. If you're Quantic (AKA Will Holland), your quest for inspiration could even take you as far as crossing the Atlantic from England to Co ... More >>
The Chocó region of Colombia sits in the South American nation's northwestern countryside. Bordered by the mountains of neighboring Panama and the waters of both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, this small, rural locality is one of the poorest places in the entire country. Yet it is culturally ric ... More >>
Miami is known for a lot of things: horrible drivers, corrupt politicians, and Speedo-clad Dolphins fans, to name a few. But the one thing that gives the Magic City its sabor piquante are all of the Cubanos, Dominicanos, Venezolanos, Colombianos, and the rest of the Latinos that call the 305 home. ... More >>
Miami Herald's South America bureau chief Jim Wyss was detained last night by Venezuelan government authorities. Wyss, who is based in Bogota, was just across the border in southwestern Venezuela reporting on the country's chronic food shortages when he was detained, the Herald reports. "We are ver ... More >>
Bomba Estéreo With Zuzuka Poderosa & Kush Arora Heineken TransAtlantic Festival 2013 North Beach Bandshell Saturday, April 6, 2013 Better Than: An aguardiente-drenched wedding in Bogotá. Man or woman, if Bomba Estéreo's Liliana "Li" Saumet doesn't make some part of your anatomy hum with str ... More >>
Last year, the Rhythm Foundation and Heineken's TransAtlantic Festival brought together the Afrobeat extravaganza of saxophonist and bandleader Seun Kuti and the modern-day cumbia stylings of Quantic and Combo Bárbaro. You might think it would be hard to follow that kind of lineup. But maybe that' ... More >>
American-Swedish threesome Thieves Like Us borrowed its name from a 1984 song by New Order, quite fitting because the outfit offers up the same sensitive type of electronic indie pop as the iconic '80s band. Add to the members' mixed nationalities that Thieves Like Us first formed in Berlin, then w ... More >>
Maná American Airlines Arena Friday, May 11, 2012 Better Than: The Beatles and Beethoven? Well, anyway, Maná put itself in the same league, dispensing with an opening act and instead having the pre-show DJ break into a set of mellow Latin alternative tracks that got the crowd cheering during an ... More >>
Miami has never been known as a beer town -- but maybe having MillerCoors, the company known for beer brands such as Miller, Coors Light and Corona, move their Latin American headquarters from Bogota, Colombia to Miami, could change that perception. Miller will move 50 to 70 corporate employees f ... More >>
Torres takes over 660.660 at The Angler's has announced that Carlos Torres will be replacing the recently departed Giorgio Rapicavoli as executive chef. The indoor/outdoor contemporary American restaurant will keep its signature dishes, but chef Torres will slowly integrate his own dishes into th ... More >>
via Miami-Dade State Attorney's OfficeThat's not Rich 'n Moist cake mix inside.Last Friday, Miami International Airport officers inspecting the bags of a 17-year-old British girl headed back to London took a look at a couple dozen boxes of cake mix stuffed amid her clothes. They weren't full of red ... More >>
Bomba Estereo's Simón Mejía and Liliana Saumet.Bomba Estereo With Spam Allstars, Los Rumberos de la 8, and Mr. Pauer Presented by Rhythm Foundation Grand Central Miami Thursday, April 14, 2011 Better Than: Letting Los Perros or any other late-night South Beach hot dog joint be your only taste ... More >>
You may have missed this Top 10 list telling you why you should head to Transit Lounge for live music this month, and if so, consider this a shameless plug. But if not, then you no doubt already noticed that one Miami's favorite local bands, Locos Por Juana, is officially taking over the venue fo ... More >>
Tel Aviv has become something of a breeding ground for world class beat-keepers. Whether it comes from the psy-trance sweep of Infected Mushroom, or the minimal tech-house of Miami transplant DJ Lee Or, Israel's second city is now a hotbed of beatitude. And no wonder -- OUT magazine called T ... More >>
Saturday night, 2:00 a.m. A club raftered with Colombians and Venezuelans, Argentines and Bolivians. There are Cubans too, primarily born in Florida. And there's also a smattering of Italians. Pepper the crowd with a fistful of Yanks and then stir.That's the stew. It could be La Paz; it could be ... More >>
Mia LeoninPoet, UM creative writing professor, and former Miami New Times theater critic Mia Leonin grew up believing her father was dead, and after years of listening to her mother's disparate stories regarding his identity - -internist, ophthalmologist, Filipino, foreign islander -- she finally ... More >>
Chef Ivo Mazzon of Joey's Cafe in Wynwood is from Roncade, Treviso, in Northern Italy, close to Venice. He studied there for five years at a hospitality institute and has been in Miami since April, 2003. He says "I love it here. We're trying to make something special to create an identity for a desp ... More >>
They give new meaning to the term blood diamond.
Latin rock band Feneiva gets down with the crowd.
The rock en español pioneer says he's everybody's cousin.
Last week a group of bicycling advocates, including members of the Green Mobility Network, Emerge Miami, and others, met with Miami Mayor Manny Diaz to lobby for the city to take a stronger stand on biking. Although there had been several mass emails about the meeting before it took place, the Bik ... More >>
An outlaw and former spook takes on the Venezuelan dictator
As DJ and co-founder of the band Sidestepper, Richard Blair didn't just embrace Colombian music he went native
Billions in cash generated by the cocaine trade fueled Miami's economy
Aterciopelados's singer steps out on her own with a solo disc dedicated to motherhood
A woman chugs drugs to save her family in Maria Full of Grace
Is it art or the monomaniacal meanderings of a total poseur?
Artist's videos get beastly
Women in prison transcend violence, tedium, and the past
Miami attorney Joaquin Perez helps drug kingpins get minimum jail time, maximum profits, by cooperating with the feds
To intense effect, one artist chooses the primary colors of light over pigment
Why novelist Alberto Fuguet likes free trade
Isn't It Romantic?
Roberto Poveda wallows at El Hueco
Is Joe Arroyo losing it?
The return of the classical Latin trio
How to win friends and influence people, el exilio style
Grupo Niche says it loud and proud with salsa
Most big airports come equipped with round-the-clock clerics -- but for some reason MIA has lost its religion
Love him or hate him, Miami Sound Machine architect and Crescent Moon Records visionary Emilio Estefan is a major force in contemporary Latin music