Traditions are kept alive by constant change. The roots music of the 21st Century is being created as much with electric guitars, sequencers, and laptops as with drums and flutes.
That's one of the ideas behind the Rhythm Foundation's Heineken TransAtlantic Festival, whose 2013 headliners include A ... More >>
We start with a Mexican street band playing a traditional folk song, " Welcome to Tijuana. You go south to shop for tequila and women and leave behind all your problems."Welcome to Tijuana...it takes less than an hour from San Diego to get there...and about six hours to get back because of border pa ... More >>
You say you're not familiar with Brazilian chanteuse Céu? We cry bullshit.
You may have stumbled across the sultry, sexy songstress while picking up a frap at your local Strabucks. Or jamming out at Coachella a few weeks back. But the fact is, her recent buzz has been big. And once you sample h ... More >>
Remember the Miami Sound Machine, what with all its comachakeyobodybaby and doing the conga?
Well, the Tijuana Sound Machine is a totally different creature. Instead, it's the Grammy nominated 2008 debut of Bostich Fussible, a two-man offshoot of Mexilectric pioneers Nortec Collective. B ... More >>
Photo by Caroline BittencourtIt doesn't take a connoisseur to know that Brazilian music offers some of the most soothing and sensual sounds you're ever likely to find. And we're not just talking "The Girl from Ipanema" here.
From rhythmic samba to bossa nova, which has influenced some of our ow ... More >>
The Heineken TransAtlantic fest gets banging with Bomba Estereo April 14.Who's ready for a few lukewarm pints of fine Dutch pilsner and three straight, solid weeks of worldly party music?
Indeed, it's that time of the year again. It's the sweaty season. We're thirsty. And the fine folks over at ... More >>
For those keeping track, ¡Mira Que Lindas! continues, and we keep telling you to go check it out. There were the opening festivities with Pacha Massive. There was Perrozompopo throwing it down and accompanied by DJ Le Spam. There was the Aleks Syntek acoustic showcase. There was a live performan ... More >>