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Ruben Blades Amor y Control cover and Josefina Escabi

Amor y Control for Grieving

The loss of my mother this week made me remember the Ruben Blades song that gave title to his 1992 album. “Amor y Control” is a song Blades wrote after his own mother passed away. To this day, it’s an emotional song for him to play, as you can see in this video of his […]

Willie Colon: 50 Years of Salsa Music

Willie Colon launched his 50 Anniversary Tour in Puerto Rico, which made me reflect on the career accomplishments of this Salsa music legend. A mediocre musician per his own admission, Willie Colon became Salsa music star since his teen years by using his superb instincts for taking the pulse of what Latinos in New York […]

Latinos Should Boycott Sirius XM

Pay satellite radio station Sirius XM has just cut some Latino stations from their program, and Latinos should cut Sirius subscriptions in return. Some businesses, organizations, and politicians still don’t realize that Latinos are a big force in the United States. We can decide Presidential elections, influence business strategies, and reinstate Grammy categories. We’re the […]

On John Santos: Latin Music Contributor

One of these days I need to find a way to contact San Francisco area musician John Santos and interview him for a blog. In the meantime, I found this SFGate article that provides a deeper view of this extraordinary contributor to Latin music. Although John Santos is well recognized by many people knowledgeable in […]

3 Latinos Top 2016 Hot Tours

It will probably not last very long, but Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, and Juan Luis Guerra are in middle of red-hot concert tours, and therefore, at the top of Billboard’s 2016 Hot Tours list. According to a Billboard Magazine article, it’s only February, but Marc, Ricky, and Juan Luis are amongst the top 4 tour […]