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

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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Intrn’l Video: British singing group features Bolivia’s Cholita wrestlers in first music video

LatinaLista — The singing group, Landshapes, describes their music as ‘wonky pop;’ so it’s expected that their music videos might be a little — off the wall. What you don’t expect from this British group is a music video filmed across the Atlantic, in Bolivia, and centered on the country’s infamous women wrestlers known as


White House kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with livestream of Música Latina concert

LatinaLista — (Editor’s Note: The White House released a statement late on the day of the Música Latina performance (Sept. 16) that the concert will be postponed due to the tragic shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. The rescheduled date will be announced later.) What would the start of Hispanic Heritage Month be without a


Berta Rojas: Creating sounds that travel worldwide

By Juan Miret LatinaLista She has that fierce spirit of excellence. Like Rosie, the iconic woman portrayed in a WWII-era poster with the words “We Can Do It!,” – or perhaps: “¡Sí Se Puede!” – Berta Rojas is strong, emphatic, and inspirational. She is one of the top classical guitarists on the planet; and one


Video: Writing historical debut novel not enough for Latina writer; she had to compose a ‘book score’ too

LatinaLista — Author Roma Calatayud-Stocks loves history, music and writing. It’s a combination that yielded an award-winning, and unusual, debut novel in 2012 for the Minneapolis native — a historical story with its own musical score, composed by Calatayud-Stocks. A Song in My Heart, the first in a planned trilogy series, is about a woman


Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame close to recognizing inaugural group of talent not recognized by mainstream music industry

LatinaLista — Latinos have been contributing to the world’s musical treasure trove for decades. Unfortunately, in the United States, recognition for Latin songwriters has been minimal, to say the least. The blaring omission of recognizing Latino performance art talent was highlighted in the recent dispute between Latino organizations and the Kennedy Center Honors which resulted