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Luísa Sonza on Her Brazilian Songbook-Inspired ‘Escândalo Íntimo’

Luísa Sonza on Her Brazilian Songbook-Inspired ‘Escândalo Íntimo’

Luísa Sonza talks about her Brazilian songbook-inspired and bossa nova-centered Escândalo Íntimo, a soundtrack to the movies in her mind.

Puerto Rico’s iLe Transforms From Rappers’ Kid Sister to Bolero Warrior

Puerto Rico’s iLe Transforms From Rappers’ Kid Sister to Bolero Warrior

Formerly the sole female vocalist in rap group Calle 13, iLe has turned into a Latin alternative firebrand, pushing her art and her politics in exciting ways.

Camila Cabello’s ‘Familia’ Is a Disappointment

Camila Cabello’s ‘Familia’ Is a Disappointment

What should be her most authentic music yet in Familia is Camila Cabello’s most sonically dull work to date.

Helado Negro Celebrates Life in Times of Death on the Sumptuous ‘Far In’

Helado Negro Celebrates Life in Times of Death on the Sumptuous ‘Far In’

On Helado Negro’s Far In, Robert Carlos Lange uses electric piano, drums, and lush textures to craft boundless dreamscapes worth inhabiting.

‘Cherchez La Femme’ at 45: An Interview with GRAMMY-nominated Vocalist Cory Daye

‘Cherchez La Femme’ at 45: An Interview with GRAMMY-nominated Vocalist Cory Daye

In this exclusive interview with PopMatters, co-founder and lead vocalist of Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band, Cory Daye, celebrates the 45th anniversary of the group’s classic self-titled debut.

Jennifer Lopez Expanded Her Brand on ‘Love?’ 10 Years Ago

Jennifer Lopez Expanded Her Brand on ‘Love?’ 10 Years Ago

Jennifer Lopez’s nostalgic Love? harkens back to the mid-90s, when expensive pop albums fronted by dazzling divas were released to great fanfare.

Nelson Angelo and Joyce’s 1972 Psych Folk Album Is a Spiritual Experience

Nelson Angelo and Joyce’s 1972 Psych Folk Album Is a Spiritual Experience

Released in Brazil in 1972, ‘Nelson Angelo e Joyce’ is an offering of peace in response to a world at war.

Pink Martini’s China Forbes Discusses New Songs Created in the Pandemic

Pink Martini’s China Forbes Discusses New Songs Created in the Pandemic

Despite a global pandemic and a year of difficult unrest, Pink Martini's China Forbes soldiers on with her band's sharp eye for optimism and a newfound life mission.

Thornato and Paulina Sotomayor Celebrate Independent Women on “La Niña Grande” (premiere)

Thornato and Paulina Sotomayor Celebrate Independent Women on “La Niña Grande” (premiere)

Thornato and Paulina Sotomayor celebrate independent women on their new tropical dance single, "La Niña Grande".

Raul Malo and the Mavericks Go ‘En Español’ on Their New Genre-Bending LP

Raul Malo and the Mavericks Go ‘En Español’ on Their New Genre-Bending LP

Alt-country veterans the Mavericks mix their Latin heritage with their rock and country roots on En Español.

Meridian Brothers Get Funky and Experimental on ‘Cumbia Siglo XXI’

Meridian Brothers Get Funky and Experimental on ‘Cumbia Siglo XXI’

Bogotá's Meridian Brothers return with another avant-garde take on electric cumbia with Cumbia Siglo XXI.

Buscabulla Chronicle a Return to Puerto Rico in Chic Synthwave on ‘Regresa’

Buscabulla Chronicle a Return to Puerto Rico in Chic Synthwave on ‘Regresa’

Buscabulla's authenticity -- along with dynamite production chops and musicianship -- is irreplaceable, and it makes Regresa a truly soulful synthwave release.