• Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    The Santeria Priest vs. The Animal Rights Activist, Part 2

    ​In February, after I posted photos that renegade animal rights activist Richard "Kudo" Couto claimed were evidence of brutal animal sacrifices, I was beckoned to the Hialeah office of Oba Ernesto Pichardo. The Santeria high priest took a 1993 case involving animal sacrifices all the way to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    International Thursdays at Jazid Brings You Hip-Hop Latino, with Ephniko

    ​So you love International Thursdays at Jazid, brought to you by You know it, we know it, what's the point in hiding our feelings? The series has been kicking some ass since day one with their weekly jaunts around Latin America, from Brazil to Colombia to Argentina and showca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Diego Torres Gives a Private Showcase at the Miami Gibson Showroom Tomorrow Night

    ​When your most popular single is practically your native country's second national anthem, I guess it's safe to say you've made it. But then, Diego Torres had pretty much made it once he released his eponymous debut in 1992, which eventually hit triple platinum in his homeland of Argentina.  ... More >>

  • Music

    December 31, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Orishas Come to La Covacha This Friday

    Orishas is a Yoruban word referring to spirits or deities, which are essentially manifestations of the god Orun. It is also the name adopted by what is arguably one of the most significant and original offerings to the Latin genre in the past 10 years. Comprised of Roldan Gonzalez, Hiram "Ruzzo" Riv ... More >>

  • Music

    March 19, 2009

    Diamond Girl

    Cuban-born songstress CuCu Diamantes shines on a new album.

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Q&A with CuCu Diamantes

    CuCu Diamantes' solo debut CUCULAND is at once a breath of fresh air and a nostalgic whiff of a more glamorous time.  It shimmers with the glitz and glamour of an era when catching a show meant dinner jackets and hair tonic, evening gowns and diamonds.  But it also bares its teeth and bite ... More >>

  • Music

    December 25, 2008

    Best Latin Rhythms of 2008

    Highlights come from all over the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Top 10 Latin Music Albums of 2008

    Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to lend a closer ear to the genre. This country's Hispanic population isn't just growing, it's growing more diverse. More and more unique musical styles are being gobbled up, and that should ... More >>

  • Music

    October 16, 2008

    Calle 13

    Los de Atrás Vienen Conmigo (Sony Latin)

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    Throwing it Back--"A Lo Cubano"

    Here's an old school jem from way back in the day. I remember the first time I heard the track, "A Lo Cubano" while I was on holiday in Managua and it blew my mind. The groove is all hip-hop and African via Cuba and Colombia with just the right amount of vocal flavor to make it stick inside of your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2007

    Throwback Tuesdays: Orishas

    It's been awhile since the world has heard anything out of the Cuban emigres, Orishas. The group, which captured the hearts and eardrums of world music fans back in 1999, did put out the album, Antidiotico, a few months back, but that was mainly filled with their past hits and didn't offer a whole l ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    Spirit Warriors

    Orishas do hip-hop a lo Cubano

  • Calendar

    June 28, 2007

    Add This to Your List

    IFÉ-ILÉ’s annual fest makes Miami natives proud

  • Music

    June 28, 2007
  • Culture

    June 21, 2007

    Sacred Art

    Cuba's saints and santeros are show-stealers

  • Music

    May 24, 2007

    Bang the Drum Slowly

    Conguero Lazaro Alfonso keeps the low end locked for the Spam Allstars, while launching his own traditional troupe

  • Music

    October 19, 2006
  • News

    May 18, 2006

    Rabbit Enthusiasm

    The Bitch chases down rumors about VW's new model

  • News

    May 11, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of May 11, 2006

    "Orishas are hot! They dance bien rico!"

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of May 4, 2006

    Theyre more concerned about Iraq than their own communities

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    Black Magic Musicians

    Orishas cast a spell on fans worldwide

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    Redefining Caribbean

    Siete Rayo, a simply sophisticated example of Afro-Cuban fusion

  • Music

    October 27, 2005
  • Music

    March 31, 2005


    El Kilo Universal Latino

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2004
  • Music

    October 9, 2003

    Who's Hip-Hop?

    The Source Awards is growing more inclusive -- but not too inclusive

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    Miami & Havana & Hip-Hop

    Bring together musicians from both sides of the Florida Straits, let them mix it up, and watch what happens

  • Music

    October 17, 2002

    Traffic Jam

    What is the Urban Latin sound?

  • Music

    July 11, 2002


    Emigrante (Universal)

  • Film

    January 24, 2002

    Time on His Side

    The Miami Film Festival's new director tells his critics to wait and see

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    Metal Morfosis

    The Latin Grammys pay close attention to Juanes

  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    Second-Best Concert Of The Past Twelve Months

    Orishas at Starfish, November 23, 2000

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    Various Artists

    Amores Perros

  • News

    December 28, 2000

    Kulchurkampf: 365 Days of Pop Music

    From trance to hip-hop, there's not much in between

  • Music

    November 23, 2000

    Rap Exchange

    Exile hip-hop phones home

  • Calendar

    June 10, 1999