Alter Bridge’s ‘The Last Hero’: The Sound of Solidarity

2016 has been as one of the most chaotic political eras in American history, resulting in social unrest, tense division, and undemocratic electoral tactics. In particular, the constant belittlement and demonization of American communities have left many fearful for…

La vida bohéme: Luchando por Venezuela desde la distancia

Los Latinos amantes de la vida nos aferramos a la ‘bohéme’ o bohemia como reflexión y escape. En el caso de La Vida Bohéme, su reflexión no es un escape, sino un mensaje contundente politico-social sobre Venezuela, y el mundo…

Polock Recharges Music with ‘Magnetic Overload’

Polock is fresh indie rock band hailing from Valencia, Spain. And even though they come from La Madre España, they rock the world in English. Their polished, upbeat and classic rock sound  have garnered them worldwide recognition. They are…

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How Afro Latinas & Latinos Redefined Mainstream Pop

Editor's Note: This article was previously published here 

Although the Latin community prides itself on its diversity and the multiple, rich mix of cultures, Afro-Latinas and Afro-Latinos are often overlooked in terms of recognition, inclusion and contributions to black…

AQUARIUS: A Tale of Two Brazils Bordered by the Ocean


In an already tense worldwide political environment, daring artists use their chosen medium to illustrate the struggles we’re experiencing. Some have released songs in solidarity, while others have created naked statues of presidential candidates and settled them in public parks…

Lila Downs: Swinging Machetazos With ‘The Demagogue’

Lila Downs is one of the world’s most recognized voices and innovative musicians of our generation. Born in the state of Oaxaca, Lila grew up in both Minnesota and Mexico, constantly moving between the two cultures. She has performed at…

‘Nasty Women’ Rebellion: Latinas Mean Business

Apparently, it’s still completely acceptable to name-call your opponent, let alone a woman, at a presidential debate. #NastyWoman (or the shorter version, bitch) has long been used as an insult to vulgar, overly-sexual women by patriarchal society standards. The term has…

Omar Rodríguez-López: ‘Un artista real es un artista honesto.’

A los Boricuas nos unen infinitas pasiones, la música siendo uno de los lazos principales. Admiramos grandes artistas virtuosos de todo género, especialmente aquellos veteranos que levantan nuestra monoestrellada con orgullo y respeto. Uno de nuestros grandes, es el cineasta…

Aris Mejías Braves the Storm in THE VESSEL

Posted on September 7, 2016 by Marlena Fitzpatrick 

Aris Mejías Braves the Storm in THE VESSEL 

photo by Luis Vidal 

While the Zika virus supposedly massacres Puerto Rico’s population, and the massive debt apparently threatens a pseudo-political coup…

‘Exposure’ Won’t Hit the Direct Deposit


The biggest “E” word. (Well, the second biggest “E” word — the first being Entertainment.) How many times have artists heard the word Exposure? For those working in other industries, if there were a dictionary of entertainment lingo, “exposure” would be…