Welcome to the Latin Music blog Latino Music Café

Welcome to a different type of Latin music blog. I’m Hector Aviles, your host here at Latino Music Cafe.

What will you find in this Latin music blog?

At Latino Music Café you’ll find in-depth blogs about artists, interviews, and album reviews. Additionally, you’ll find blogs with historical insights into Latin music roots. Finally, I like to provide critical points of views regarding any topic about Latin music.

El Gran Combo circa 1962

The blog series “El Gran Combo – 55 Years of Salsa” covers one decade per blog.

I tend to favor blogs on Salsa and Latin Jazz as they are my favorite genres. However, I also write about Boleros, Latin Pop, Latin Rock, Raggueton, Vallenato, Merengue, Tango, Ranchera, Trova, and just about any music from Latin America. (Note: check the hyperlinks).

I like to give exposure to the work of Latino musicians. It doesn’t matter if they are legends of the past, current veterans, established or rising stars, or even talented and relatively unknown beginners.

In Latino Music Café you’ll also find blogs about our music and culture. I like to explore the origins and history of Latin music genres, including the people, traditions, places, and instruments that made them flourish. In short, I also like to write about our Latin music roots!

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Maracas photo.

The blog “Latin Music History; the Maracas Indigenous Origins” is one of the most popular blogs on Latin music history.

I believe you’ll find Latino Music Café a blog site where you’ll enjoy engaging blogs. I use social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to share Latin music news and notify you of new blog posts. You can also subscribe to Latino Music Café to get those new blog notifications via email or RSS.

Finally, you can learn a little more about me in the “About Me” page of this site (including a video where I explain all this).

I hope you enjoy Latino Music Café and that I’ll be reading your comments on my blogs soon!


Hector R. Aviles – Latin music enthusiast

8 Responses to “Welcome to the Latin Music blog Latino Music Café”

  1. Hey There…just thought I would let you know about this…could be good to post. Subway & Univision are selecting videos of people singing the Subway theme song and choosing the best to send to a NYC Univision Radio concert. The site is: http://www.subwayartistasfrescos.com and looks like not many people have uploaded videos, so the chances are GOOD. The finalists will be chosen next week. Maybe people could write about being the winner on here?

  2. Hola. Want to share a local Latina rock singer, Misty Gonzales with Latino Music Cafe!

    Just released yesterday, elements of Lotería, an El Camino, a Ninja, Aztec Queen, and hula hoops all included!! Everything shot local LA style!

    “Love Is War” link: http://youtu.be/YMofqMywZN8

    Misty Gonzales will perform for the Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) Friday Aug 17, 11PM at the Roxy.

    We would love for you to come to the show!

    SSMF 2012
    Friday Aug 17
    The Roxy Theatre (UPSTAIRS On The Rox)
    9009 West Sunset Boulevard
    West Hollywood, CA 90069

    • Hi Misty,
      I was going through my old blogs in Latino Music Café and noticed this comment from January. Somehow I missed it. Too late to promote that event, but let me know what you are up to and if I can help promote your work in the future.



  3. Hi Matt,
    I was reviewing some old blog post in Latino Music Café and noticed your comment from January. Somehow I missed it. I’ll be glad to share any good Latin music articles you may have. Let’s stay in touch!



  4. I’m presently putting together a series of Boogaloo albums for Fania Records. Any of your favorites that should be considered ? All this in conjunction with the release of the Boogaloo film “We Like It Like That”. Check out trailer at http://www.boogaloomovie.com

    • Bobby,
      Thanks for reaching out. I’ll be delighted to help you with this project. I have some ideas on how to do that. I’ll send you an email and we can go from there. Boogaloo was a big craze in Latin music, and people seem to want more of it.


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