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Juanes, Carlos Vives, 58 Other Colombian Artists Record Song for Peace

Juanes, Carlos Vives, 58 Other Colombian Artists Record Song for Peace

Sixty Colombian musical artists, including Carlos Vives, Juanes and Andres Cepeda, have released the song "A Step Toward Peace," as part of the I Can campaign that aims to end the decades-long armed conflict in the country. continue reading »

Colombia’s Carlos Vives Shows Off Soccer Skills While Performing Greatest Hits

Colombia’s Carlos Vives Shows Off Soccer Skills While Performing Greatest Hits

Colombian singer Carlos Vives wowed his fans in Bogota on the weekend with the second extraordinary concert of his "Mas corazon profundo Tour." continue reading »

Ricardo Arjona’s “Viaje Tour” Heads to Ecuador

Ricardo Arjona’s “Viaje Tour” Heads to Ecuador

Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona offered a concert in Quito on the weekend, raising the local temperature on a cold night in Ecuador's capital with a show that was part of his international "Viaje Tour." continue reading »

Silvio Rodriguez Claims Bureaucrats Ruining His Recording Studio in Cuba

Silvio Rodriguez Claims Bureaucrats Ruining His Recording Studio in Cuba

Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez complained that his Abdala recording studio, which he founded in Havana in 1998, is "dying" as a result of all the bureaucratic red tape and useless government officials, while directly blaming the island's Culture Ministry. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert

Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert

The Dominican Republic's CNEPR entertainment and radio commission has banned a concert that U.S. singer Miley Cyrus was scheduled to perform in the nation's capital on Sept. 13. continue reading »

Judge Rules Shakira’s “Loca” was Illegally Copied From Dominican

Judge Rules Shakira’s “Loca” was Illegally Copied From Dominican

A federal judge in New York has ruled that Colombian singer Shakira's 2010 hit "Loca" was illegally copied from a song by Dominican songwriter Ramon Arias Vazquez, whose author rights are owned by Mayimba Music. continue reading »

Marlow Rosado Looks To Expand Salsa Genre

Marlow Rosado Looks To Expand Salsa Genre

The latest album from Marlow Rosado and his La Riqueña band aims to show that salsa can accommodate new elements and colors. "Salsanimal," the follow-up to the Grammy-winning "Retro," was crafted with the idea of expanding the genre, Rosado said in an interview with Efe. continue reading »

Cuban Musician Descemer Bueno Partners With Juanes, Estopa

Cuban Musician Descemer Bueno Partners With Juanes, Estopa

Cuban musician Descemer Bueno, composer of the hit "Bailando," which topped the charts in several countries this summer, announced his new projects with Colombian singer Juanes and the Spanish duo Estopa, local media reported Saturday. continue reading »

Spanish Singer Raphael Labels Himself an “Indie” Artist

Spanish Singer Raphael Labels Himself an “Indie” Artist

Spanish singer Raphael is facing the fact that others are thinking about his retirement, even though he is heading out on the latest tour in his decades-long career, a tour on which he will perform at the Sonorama music festival before a new audience: namely, "indie" fans. continue reading »

Nicaraguan Singer Enoc Zavalla Dies in Shooting, Age 35

Nicaraguan Singer Enoc Zavalla Dies in Shooting, Age 35

Singer-songwriter Enoc Zavalla was fatally shot in Managua's nightclub district, Nicaragua's National Police said Friday. Zavalla, 35, was a member of the group Xolo Mancontal and served as vice president of the Association of Artists and Singer-Songwriters. continue reading »