• Mexican-American Singing Legend, the “Lark of the Border” Dies at 91

    LatinaLista — Her name was Lydia Mendoza and she had a gift that captured the ears and hearts of all who heard her. ASSOCIATED PRESS: SAN ANTONIO – Lydia Mendoza, a Tejano music pioneer known as "The Lark of the Border," has died. She was 91. Mendoza, who retired and moved from...

  • New Latino-Themed Virtual World Debuts on Latin Grammy Night

    LatinaLista — Culturally, linguistically and even socially, Latinos can be a world apart from mainstream society when it comes to tastes in music, food and movies. No matter how much assimilation or "American" Latinos get, the bottom line is Latinos just like different things. Well now, there is a place where Latinos...

  • Guatemala’s National Pride Sings in Young Guatemalteco

    By Mayra Beltran de Daetz GUATEMALA: In September, Guatemala was caught up in the difficult decision of choosing a suitable political leader to govern the country. It was difficult because no one had the minimum qualifications wished by the Guatemalans. Yet, in the middle of making such a hard decision there arose...

  • Fall of Latin Music Sales Indicates Stress Felt by Undocumented Immigrants

    LatinaLista — The nationwide campaign targeting undocumented immigrants is having the expected impact — emptying out factories, creating fear, increasing racial profiling AND one unexpected consequence that is music to no one's ears — a sharp drop in Latin music sales. (Source: mediapositiveradio.com) The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) reports in...

  • Girl in a Coma Wakes Up the Rock Scene with Their Debut CD

    LatinaLista — Their names are Jenn Alva, Phanie and Nina Diaz. They're from San Antonio and they form the rock band Girl in a Coma. Jenn and Phanie met while in junior high and were soon dreaming of rock star fame. Come to find out, Nina, Phanie's hermanita, had her own rock...

  • A Most Awesome Mother’s Day Gift!

    LatinaLista — It is said that the only thing more Mexican than tequila is mariachi. The rise of all-female mariachi groups is becoming more popular. (Source: utb.edu) Yet, regardless of where our Latina cultural roots lay, one aspect of the Latina culture that transcends all of them is music and serenades. Como...

  • Imus’ Firing Gives Rise to New Campaign to Combat Offensive Rap Music to Women

    LatinaLista — The aftershocks of the statements made by Don Imus that got him banished from radio and television airwaves are dying down — and that's a shame. Not that I want the repentent Imus to have to relive his tragic downfall every waking moment but comments he made after the incident...

  • A Special Valentine’s Day Message

    LatinaLista — Sometimes songs really do say it all. Happy Valentine's Day — today and every day! (click on the title to hear the song) What The World Needs Now Is Love What the world needs now is love, sweet love It's the only thing that there's just too little of What...