Earlier this month, César Portillo de la Luz, one of the most important composers of Cuban song died in Havana at the age of 90.
The late Algerian singer Lili Boniche is remembered with a new collection of his songs called “Anthologie.” The World music reviewer Betto Arcos has more.
Tuesday’s Global Hit comes from the South American country of Uruguay, where percussionist Daniel ‘Tatita’ Marquez is working to get his country’s music better known around the globe. Reporter Betto Arcos profiles Marquez and the Candombe drums that are an essential part of Uruguay’s music.
Cristina Pato thought she’d left the Galician bagpipe behind when she left Spain. But playing the bagpipes provided her with more musical opportunities when she made the move to New York.
Betto Arcos tells us about singer Lara Bello, who grew up surrounded by flamenco music and dance in Granada, Spain.
The Mexican-American singer and actress Jenni Rivera died after her plane disappeared early Sunday morning. She had just given a concert in Monterrey, Mexico.
Mexico is remembering one of its most celebrated singers, Toña La Negra, who was born 100 years ago this month.
Betto Arcos tells us about two Spanish singers he’s been a fan of for a long time: Joan Manuel Serrat and Joaquin Sabina. Their latest record together is called “La Orquesta del Titanic.”
Reporter Betto Arcos tells us about the “gaita”, an indigenous wooden flute played along Colombia’s Caribbean coast, and the popular band called Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto.
Celtic superstar Carlos Núñez, from the region of Galicia in northeastern Spain, has been called “The Seventh Chieftain.”
Gaby Moreno is a singer-songwriter from Guatemala now living in Los Angeles. Her previous albums have all been in English, but she’s now released her first album in Spanish. It’s called Postales. Reporter Betto Arcos tells anchor Marco Werman which songs he likes best on the new album.
Betto Arcos gives us a preview of some of the bands to performing at this year’s Son Jarocho Festival taking place this weekend in Los Angeles.
We remember legendary Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas who died yesterday at the age of 93.
Alfredo Rodriguez was a relatively unknown jazz pianist when legendary producer Quincy Jones spotted him at a gig. A month later Rodriguez got a call and was told Quincy Jones would like to produce his first album. Reporter Betto Arcos tells the story.
Singer Carla Morrison has been selling out concerts across the country and has also been active politically, supporting Mexico’s student movement.