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Mariachi music continues to grow in popularity and acceptance

Mariachi music continues to grow in popularity and acceptance

LatinaLista — The popularity of mariachi music is on its way to becoming as ingrained in the U.S. social fabric as salsa and Cinco de Mayo. In fact, the popularity of this iconic musical Mexican export extends beyond the traditional appearance at — Mexican American weddings, Quinceañeras, Las Mañanitas serenades, Cinco de Mayo celebrations and

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Rising Music Artist: From Buenos Aires to Queens, IMMI creates bilingual musical messages

LatinaLista — Since his debut single, Buenos Aires-born songwriter IMMI (GRANT) has striven to deliver music with a clear message. His first single, Immigrant/Inmigrante, a finalist in the 2012 John Lennon songwriting contest, was clear in its political overtones explaining the motivation of immigrants coming to the United States. In his second single, simply titled

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Video: Ozomatli reaches out to fans through video series explaining inspiration behind new album

LatinaLista — Raul, Asdru, Wil Dog, Uli, Jiro, Justin aren’t just friends and musicians, they’re activists, supporters of human rights and are the heart and soul of the popular group Ozomatli. Founded in 1995, Ozomatli was formed when the six friends were trying to form a workers union in Los Angeles. Though they didn’t achieve

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Intrn’l Video: New documentary exposes increasingly popular music subculture known as narcocorridos

LatinaLista — Mexico has long been known as the birthplace of a long list of notable cultural icons: the sombrero, tequila, the Aztecs, Frida Kahlo and now — the narcocorrido. According to Wikipedia: The narcocorrido or Drug Ballad is a type of Mexican music and song tradition which evolved out of the norteño folk corrido

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Family celebrates 80-year-old patriarch’s birthday with special gift — a website to sell his first album of música

By Juan Miret LatinaLista Alfredo González has spent the vast part of his 80 years writing poetry. But his poetry wasn’t for just putting ‘rhyme and reason’ to his feelings or how he saw life — but to make music. Born in 1933 in the small town of Tuxcueca, Jalisco, Mexico, Alfredo was inspired to

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Video: Independent LA music show highlights the ‘little known but talented’ Latino musicians of the city

LatinaLista — Los Angeles has long been known as the Mecca for those trying to break into show business. Yet, as anyone in LA will tell you, show business isn’t just the movie or television industry, it’s also the music industry. Home to some of the most iconic music labels, Los Angeles is a magnet

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