I’m Hector Aviles, and I’m your host at LatinoMusicCafe.com. As you can tell, I’m a big fan of Latin music and decided to start Latino Music Cafe to share my knowledge, insights, and research on Latin music. I believe you’ll enjoy Latin music more when you know more about it. You can also benefit from my album reviews to help you find good Latin music to listen or dance. I like to research our musical roots, and believe we can keep our Latino culture alive by sharing those cultural roots with others.
My favorite music genre is “salsa“, but I like almost any type of Latin music, from “trios” to “boleros“, from “rancheras” to “huapango”, from “bachata” to “vallenato“, from “Brazilian” to “Latin jazz”, to a bit of “reggeatón”, pop, “Rock en Español”, and many others. Music is one of the main ways to express our culture and pass it down to our future generations. As a Latino living in the United States, I want to do my part in sharing a little knowledge regarding the story behind our Latin music, so that we can better enjoy the music for ourselves, and also be able to better pass our culture to our children.
Check out my video (below) where I explain in more detail my goals for this Latin music blog.
Currently I’m Director of Quality for North America and the Caribbean in the plastic packaging industry and currently live in Atlanta, Georgia. I help my organization improve the quality of our products, the effectiveness of our processes, and define & measure success in our strategic initiatives. I’ve found blogging a useful tool to keep the multiple sites in our region informed on quality initiatives and on insights regarding organizational performance information. My educational background is in Industrial Engineering with a Masters in Business Administration specialized in Technology Management (MBA/TM).
I hope to make Latino Music Cafe a site were you feel comfortable sharing your opinions and comments. My goal is to see LatinoMusicCafe.com grow from a music blog into an active community of readers that also contribute to the richness of the content and of the discussion. If you like Latino Music Cafe, I encourage you to subscribe to our page either via email or RSS (there are fields to do that at the top right hand in the Home page) so you get alerts to new content, and soon to our monthly newletter — I don’t send spam.
Please let me know how I can improve Latino Music Cafe to reach this goal. You can reach me at my email (email@example.com). I also encourage you to spread the word to your friends and family so we can become a bigger community. We have a page in Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/LatinoMusicCafe), which I hope you “Like”, a YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/latinomusiccafe) to which you can subscribe and find my CD Reviews in video, and you can follow us on Twitter (@hectoraviles).
I hope to hear from you soon!