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 >>

  • 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

    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