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Music Review: Spanish Harlem Orchestra – United We Swing

Oscar Hernandez and his all-star orchestra show us classic salsa is still very much alive. Read More »

Music Review: Daddy Yankee — El Cartel 3: The Big Boss

On his eight studio album, the Puerto Rican rapper leads reggaeton into mainstream hiphop and R&B. Read More »

Music Review: Calle 13 – Residente o Visitante

Even more impressive as their debut: Calle 13 confirms as key innovators in latin urban music. Read More »

Music Review: Youngblood Brass Band – Is There A Riot?

A group of talented young musicians that exclaims its fears, angers and ideologies by means of of hiphop, jazz, blues, and ragga. Read More »

Music Review: Jennifer Lopez – Como Ama Una Mujer

J-Lo's first Spanish album. Only suited for people with a soft spot for tacky lyrics and clichéd music. Read More »

Music Review: Juan Luis Guerra – La Llave De Mi Corazon

Joyful, sunny and energetic merengue combines with hopelessly romantic ballads on Guerra's first "Spanglish" album. Read More »

Music Review: Ibrahim Ferrer – Mi Sueño

In his musical testament, the Cuban legend could finally dedicate himself to beautifully fragile boleros. Read More »

Music Review: Calle 13 – Calle 13

Their alternative style of reggaeton is different, breathing new life into a genre that keeps repeating itself. Read More »

Music Review: Telmary – A Diario

A strong voice, innovative producing and a never-ending flow of Cuban street poetry. Read More »

Music Review: Rodrigo y Gabriela – Rodrigo y Gabriela

Virtuoso flamenco fusion by Mexican metal rockers, more than just instrumental music. Read More »