Ruben Blades

  • Culture

    July 31, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Madball's Freddy Cricien Talks NYC Hardcore: "CBGB's Was Our Shit Hole"

    Freddy Madball = New York City hardcore. But did you know he came up in Miramar on salsa duro, Grandmaster Flash, and Miami bass? From singing with Agnostic Front at age 7 to starting his own band, Freddy Cricien and his Madball cohorts have turned the world into one massive mosh pit. And now the ... More >>

  • Music

    May 1, 2008

    Flamenco, Still

    Helming the Andalusian act Chambao, La Mari forges ahead with her Spanish-world mix.

  • Music

    August 16, 2007

    Romancing the Tone

    Salsa star Luis Enrique tries new beats and — ¡que pena! — says adios to the ponytail

  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    Waiting for Lavoe

    The elusive Héctor

  • Music

    June 21, 2007

    Front Page News

    With his latest album, En Primera Plana, recent Cuban defector and popular sonero Issac Delgado starts over in the States

  • Music

    June 8, 2006

    Revamping the Trova

    Jeremías plays the role of romantic troubadour unironically but with flair

  • Music

    June 9, 2005

    No Borders

    Los Lobos revel in their roots while foraging toward a rock and roll future

  • Music

    October 24, 2002

    A Little Respeto

    How Maná won the war for its reputation -- without really trying

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    My Generación

    Dig what Jorge Moreno has to say

  • Music

    August 23, 2001

    Chombo Ghetto

    Los Rabanes go global with the Panama City style

  • Music

    May 17, 2001


    Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez takes diplomacy as seriously as he does jazz

  • Film

    December 28, 2000

    Mexican Jumping Scenes

    Oh for the good old mythic cowboy life!

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    Prodigal Son

    Salsa's melancholy daredevil: Victor Manuelle

  • Music

    December 3, 1998
  • Calendar

    August 20, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 20 - 26, 1998

  • News

    August 20, 1998

    The New Miami Sound

    It's straight from contemporary Cuba and it has taken root in a most unlikely place: Little Havana

  • News

    May 28, 1998

    Isla de la Musica

    The biggest surprise at Havana's Cubadisco '98: A burgeoning retinue of Americans hoping to cash in

  • News

    June 19, 1997

    Bring on the Cubans!

    The Castro government is marketing music, and the whole world is buying. Except Miami.

  • Film

    March 27, 1997
  • Calendar

    March 20, 1997
  • News

    February 27, 1997

    Exile Blues

    As a lead singer for Los Van Van, Israel Kantor was a star in his native country. But Miami isn't Cuba.

  • Music

    September 5, 1996
  • News

    March 9, 1994

    Getting to Know the Major

    To Panama's incarcerated Maximum Leader, he is a link to the outside world. But who exactly is Rudolfo Castrell?

  • Music

    October 6, 1993