Colombia's Simón Mejía Plugs Into the Natural World on 'Mirla'

Bomba Estéreo founder Simón Mejía electrifies nature for a different kind of jungle music on his debut solo album, Mirla.


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.


From Punk Fury to Mariachi Cries, the Bronx Make Mexican Style Their Own

Los Angeles punk rockers the Bronx morph into Mariachi El Bronx for Musica Muerta, which is a whole world of fun and well made too.


Natalia Lafourcade Stages a Stirring Benefit to Rescue Mexico's Musical Heritage

Un Canto Por Mexico is a true labor of love. Natalia Lafourcade led with her heart and was elegantly guided by her refined musical intelligence.


Revisiting Buena Vista's Ibrahim Ferrer

Ibrahim Ferrer's Buenos Hermanos is a thoroughly enjoyable, perfectly realized example of Afro-Cuban music's appeal.


Solas' Seamus Egan Goes Solo For First Time on 23 Years

Seamus Egan, founder of traditional Irish folk band Solas, goes solo with Early Bright. The masterclass here is one not necessarily to impress the intellect as much to leave an impression on the heart and soul.


Pink Martini Expand Their Sound Again on New EPs

On two new EPs, the ever versatile Pink Martini continue their mission of entertaining audiences as they explore the world's variety of musical styles.


The B-52s 30-year Anniversary Re-Issue of 'Cosmic Thing' Keeps the Party Going

With Cosmic Thing, the B-52s launched into the big time, shooting up the national album and singles charts with "Channel Z", followed by "Love Shack" and "Roam".


Lila Downs Goes for Party Music Not Partisan Songs

With the hot Al Chile, Mexican-American singer Lila Downs channels the sonidero movement.


Soweto Gospel Choir Pay Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Soweto Gospel Choir show how South Africans took gospel music and made it their own on Freedom.


Delgres Forges Political Music From the Personal

Paris-based trio Delgres' debut album melds rock, blues with elements of music from New Orleans and the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe and they tell us about it in this new interview.


Portland's Pink Martini reissues its debut album

Pink Martini's Sympathique quickly established the band's wheelhouse and its de facto mission: introducing classic American music to the world and introducing the world to American audiences.


Kassin Tempers Bossa Nova Vibe with Darker Themes on 'Relax'

Multi-instrumentalist/producer Kassin's latest album is a missive from a place of post-divorce reflection.


Monsieur Periné's New Album Keeps It Tropical

The follow-up to Monsieur Periné's Latin Grammy win sees them expanding their sound on Encanto Tropical (Tropical Charm) and the group tells us all about it.


Chaos Is a Tool: An Interview with Latin Grammy Winner Jorge Drexler

On his latest, Salvavidas del Hielo, Drexler only uses voices and guitars to create thoughtful pop. He discusses the new sounds he's found with PopMatters.

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