Los Lonely Boys is an American Chicano rock power trio from San Angelo, Texas. The band formed in 1996 and plays a style of music they call "Texican Rock n' Roll," combining elements of rock and roll, Texas blues, brown-eyed soul, country, and Tejano. The band consists of three brothers: Henry Garza (guitar, vocals), JoJo Garza (bass, vocals), and Ringo Garza (drums, vocals). The three brothers emerged as a group in Nashville in the 1990s.
Marc Anthony (born Marco Antonio Muiz; September 16, 1968) is a singer-songwriter, actor and producer. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Anthony is the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time. The five-time Grammy winner has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. He is best known for his Latin salsa numbers and ballads.
Ricky Martin (born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on December 24, 1971 as Enrique Martin Morales), is a successful Puerto Rican pop singer who rose to fame, first as a member of the Latin boy band Menudo, then as a solo artist since 1990. He has sold over 70 million records since the start of his career. He is considered a major star in the world of Latin Pop, and is considered to have opened the doors for some of his fellow Latin American singers like Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.
Santana is a rock band based around talented guitarist Carlos Santana and founded in the late 1960s. The band first came to public attention after their performing the song "Soul Sacrifice" at the Woodstock Festival in 1969, when their Latin rock provided a contrast to other acts on the bill. This initial exposure made their first, eponymous album a hit at the time, followed in the next two years by successful follow-ups Abraxas and Santana III. Over the years, and despite a constantly changing line-up, Santana has achieved a total of eight Grammy Awards.
Alejandro Escovedo (born January 10, 1951, in San Antonio, Texas) is a Mexican-American singer-songwriter. Escovedo's family tree includes former Santana percussionist Pete Escovedo and Pete's daughter, Sheila E (also Prince's former drummer and later a pop star). He began his music career with The Nuns, a mid-'70s punk band based in San Francisco. He co-founded the pioneering cowpunk band Rank and File in 1979, which moved to Austin, Texas, in 1981 after a stint in New York City.
Alex Bugnon, born on October 10 1958, is a Swiss pianist and composer. He grew up attending the Montreux Jazz Festival in his hometown of Montreux in Switzerland and he identifies this as the beginning of his passion for jazz music. He attended the Paris Conservatory of Music for two years, then moved to the U.S.
Most popular in Mexico, which she eventually made her residency, Amanda Miguel is an Argentine-born Latin pop singer who rose to fame in the early '80s in collaboration with her husband, singer/songwriter Diego Verdaguer. Born June 1, 1956, in Gaiman, Chubut, Argentina, she moved to Buenos Aires at age 16 and studied music at the conservatory. Shortly afterward she met Verdaguer and joined his group Mediterráneo, which also included Valeria Lynch prior to her solo career.
Ana Gabriel (born December 10, 1955) is a Mexican singer and composer was born as María Guadalupe Araujo Yong, in Santiago de Comanito, Sinaloa, Mexico. She first sang on the stage at age six, singing "Regalo A Dios" by José Alfredo Jiménez. She moved to Tijuana, Baja California and studied accounting. At age 21, in 1977, she recorded her first song, titled "Compréndeme".
Bacilos was a latin music group based in Miami, Florida, United States. The band was formed in 1995 by three students of the University of Miami and was named after the Spanish word for bacillus. Originally a quartet, the band drew influences from Cuban folk singer Silvio Rodríguez and Argentinian rock singer Fito Páez. The band eventually became a trio consisting of Colombian singer and guitarist Jorge Villamizar, bassist André Lopes and percussionist José Javier Freire before releasing an independent album Madera in 1999.
Banda Sinaloense el Recodo de Don Cruz Lizrraga, often referred to as Banda el Recodo is one of the best-known Mexican banda groups. Since its founding in 1938, it has been under the direction of the Lizrraga family. Banda el Recodo has performed with such popular artists as Juan Gabriel and Vicente Fernndez. The ensemble consists of four clarinets, three trumpets, a tambora, a tarola, a tuba (Sousaphone style), three trombones, and three singers.
Bebel Gilberto, performing since the age of seven, is a Grammy Award-nominated Brazilian bossa nova singer. A blend of Brazilian pop, percussion, acoustic guitars, bass and piano, together with Bebel's smooth voice are why this singer is so celebrated.
Roni Benise (best known as Benise), is an American self-taught and self-described "Nouveau Spanish Flamenco Guitarist". Benise left his family to move 1500 miles away to Los Angeles with a dream of pursuing a rock-type stardom. Then one day, when he was at a crossroads of his life, he had an epiphany after hearing flamenco on the radio. He tossed aside his electric guitar in favor of a classical nylon stringer.
Brazilian Voices evolved out of a vocal technique workshop organized by Beatriz Malnic and Loren Oliveira, in 2001. Malnic and Oliveira, both trained professional singers with solid backgrounds in music and drama, offered vocal technique and singing lessons to their local community. The enthusiastic response led them to form Brazilian Voices in Florida and now extended abroad. The directors have brought together a cast of talented singers, many of them coming from South American countries with professional artistic backgrounds.
Camila is a Mexican soft rock group formed in 2005 which reached success in their home country and all over Latin America upon the release of their debut album Todo Cambió. The group includes Mario Domm (producer and composer) from Mexico City, Samuel Parra "Samo" (vocalist) from Veracruz and Pablo Hurtado (guitarist) from San Luis Potosí. The group's name came from a friend's idea of calling the group "Camila" because it means "close to God".
Chali 2na is an MC for the hip-hop group Jurassic 5 and was a founding member of the racially activist salsa funk band Ozomatli. With one of the most well known voices in hip-hop as well as one of the fastest flows, Chali creates rhymes using solid and constant attention to literary techniques, including internal rhymes, assonance, meter, alliterations, and more. The 'Ambassador' of Jurassic 5, Chali has close ties to rap, reggae, funk, soul, rock, and more, and frequently collaborates with a wide range of other artists.
A Canadian multi-talented musician / producer (born Jason Charles Beck, aka Chilly Gonzales), known for his MC & electro albums (i.e. ”The Entertainist” & ”Presidential Suite”.), plus his comical live shows.
This is a duplicate artist for Chucho Valdés Chucho Valdés (b. October 9, 1941), born Jesús Dionisio Valdés, is a Cuban pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger. He was born in Quivicán, Cuba. In 1972 he founded the group Irakere, one of Cuba's best-known Latin jazz bands.
Conjunto Primavera is a Mexican conjunto group from Ojinaga, Chihuahua, México currently produced by Alejandro Garcia. In the 1990s and 2000s they became one of the most popular groups in the genre. Conjunto Primavera were formed on the first day of spring in 1978 by the saxophonist Juan Dominguez. They remained a local act for several years, and signed with an indie label, Joey Records, in San Antonio, Texas.
There are several musicians using the name Cypher. (1) Cypher is an alias used by Marc Acardipane for several releases on PCP sublabel Cold Rush Records, between 93 and 94. Nearly 10 years later 2 more Cypher tracks were released on Resident E complations. (2) A Dutch death/thrash band.
Ramón "Raymond" Luis Ayala Rodríguez (born February 3, 1977), known artistically as Daddy Yankee, is a Latin Grammy Award winning Puerto Rican reggaeton recording artist. Ayala was born in Río Piedras, the largest district of San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he became interested in music at a young age. In his youth he was interested in baseball, and aspired to become a Major League Baseball player. He was unable to continue this sport when he got shot in the leg by being mistaken for his friend by a unknown man, leaving him unable to walk correctly.
Diego el Cigala, Latin-Grammy-winning Gypsy singer from Madrid is noted as a pioneer in fusing flamenco with Latin American music forms such as the bolero, Afro-Caribbean jazz, and tango. His ability to blend different types of contemporary music with traditional flamenco has won him widespread popularity and numerous awards. He is best known for his 2003 release Bebo y Cigala: "Lágrimas Negras" - with Cuban jazz pianist Bebo Valdés - which was hailed Album of the Year by the New York Times, and received a Latin Grammy.
William Omar Landrón (born February 10, 1978 in Puerto Rico), better known as Don Omar, is a reggaeton singer. He is one of the most well known reggaeton artists in Latin America. His cross over success in the U.S.
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, commonly known as El Gran Combo, is a Puerto Rican Salsa music orchestra. It is Puerto Rico's most successful musical group, and one of Salsa's most famous groups across Latin America. Since many of the genre's legendary singers have been members of the orchestra, the band has been given the moniker La Universidad de la Salsa (The University of Salsa) El Gran Combo was founded in May 1962, by Rafael Ithier.
Enrico Macias (born Gaston Ghrenassia December 11, 1938) is an Algerian-born French Jewish singer.
Enrique Iglesias (born Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler on May 8, 1975, in Madrid, Spain) is a Miami-based singing sensation and multi-million-album seller. He is the son of famous Spanish singer Julio Iglesias and Spanish-mestiza Filipina socialite and Hola! magazine journalist Isabel Preysler. He also is the brother of Chabeli Iglesias and Julio José Iglesias, and half-brother of Tamara Falcó and Ana Boyer (from his mother's side) and Miguel Alejandro, Rodrigo, Cristina, Victoria and Guillermo Iglesias (from his father's side).
Eros Luciano Walter Ramazzotti (born on October 28, 1963), known simply as Eros Ramazzotti, is an Italian singer and songwriter. Ramazzotti, who is one of the most popular artists in Italy is well known not only in most non English-speaking European countries but also in most of the Spanish-speaking world as he has released most of his albums in both Italian and Spanish. Since 1984, he has released 11 studio albums, one EP, two compilation albums, two live albums as well as 35 singles...
The Gear Daddies is a band from Austin, Minnesota that enjoyed moderate success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Its members were Randy Broughten (electric and steel guitar), Nick Ciola (bass), Billy Dankert (drums and vocals), and Martin Zellar (guitar and vocals). Their most mainstream success was when they played Late Night with David Letterman in 1991. Ciola and Dankert did not play on the show because many bands simply sat in with Paul Shaffer and The World's Most Dangerous Band when playing the show.
Gilberto Santa Rosa was born on 21 August 1962, in Puerto Rico and today is known as "El Caballero de la Salsa" (the gentleman of salsa). In 1976 he started with a group of amateurs in Puerto Rico, and his first recording was with the Mario Ortiz Orchestra. He then moved on to Orquesta La Grande, and during the two years Gilberto was with them, he met Mr. Elias Lopés who later helped mold and polish the promising young singer, releasing three recordings.
Grupo Niche is one of the world's best known salsa and cumbia groups from Colombia and it enjoys great popularity throughout Latin America. It was formed in 1980 by Jairo Varela, who became producer, director, songwriter, vocalist and guiro player. It also included Nicolas Cristanelo, on the piano; Alexis Lozano, on the trombone; Francisco Garcia, on the bass; Luis Pacheco, on the congas; as well as vocalists Jorge Bassam and Hector Viveros.
Intocable, started in 1993 in Zapata Texas, they're one of the most successful acts in the tejano-norteño sound of the Tex-Mex border region. Their most important albums includes Intocable IV, Contigo, and more recently, their blockbuster release X.
Ismael Miranda is one of Puerto Rican "Salsa"'s best soneros (singers) over the past 40 years. In 1967, when Miranda was 17 years old, he made his recording debut with the song "Let's Ball" with Joey Pastrana and had his first "hit" with "Rumbon Melon". He created such a good impression on bandleader Larry Harlow, that he was hired as Larry's lead singer. That same year Miranda and Harlow co-authored "El Exigente" (The Demanding), set to the rhythm of the Latin Boogaloo craze of the time.
Issac Delgado is a Cuban salsa artist. Born in 1962 in Mariano, Havana, he began his professional career in 1983, becoming part of the Orquestra de Pancho Alonso; he travelled with the orchestra and in 1987 became the vocalist for Galaxia. Born: Sept. 11, 1962 Trivia: Delgado spells his first name 'Issac' rather than 'Isaac' because at one time a promoter suggested that if it were spelled with the second 's' backwards, it would form an inspiring heart.
Geraldo Rivera Rodriguez was born on July 31, 1973. Jerry is originally from Humacao, Puerto Rico, but he grew up in Levittown, near Toa Baja on the central northern coast of the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Siblings include Saned, Edwin, Ito, and José, who all have careers in salsa (one of his brothers was with Puerto Rican Power). In an interview with Maria Conchita Alonso (for "Al día con Maria Conchita"), Jerry talks about how sure his father was that he would succeed.
Jon Secada (born Juan Francisco Secada on October 4, 1962) is an Afro-Cuban singer and songwriter. Secada was born in Havana, Cuba, and raised in Hialeah, Florida. He has won two Grammy Awards and sold 20 million albums since his English-language debut album in 1992, made famous for his song Just Another Day. His music fuses funk, soul, pop and Latin percussion.
José Feliciano (born September 10, 1945) is a Puerto Rican virtuoso guitarist, singer and composer known for many international hits, including his rendition of The Doors' "Light My Fire" and the best-selling Christmas single "Feliz Navidad". Childhood: Feliciano was born in Lares, Puerto Rico, on September 10, 1945. Left permanently blind at birth as a result of congenital glaucoma, he was first exposed to music at the age of three. He would play on a tin cracker can while accompanying his uncle, who played the cuatro.
Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez (born August 9, 1972), best known as Juanes, is a rock musician from Medellín, Colombia. When he was younger, his father started calling him Juanes, rather than Juan, a contraction of his two first names Juan and Esteban. As his friends grew to know him by this name, he chose to keep it for his musical career, which started when he, Andrés García, Fernando "Toby" Tobón and José David Lopera, formed the rock band Ekhymosis in 1988.
Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva (born September 23, 1943 in Madrid, Spain) is Spain's best selling singer and the best-selling Spanish language singer of all time. Julio Iglesias has sold over 250,000,000 records in different languages and released 77 records. He thus far has performed approximately 5,000 concerts during his career.
La India (born Linda Viera Caballero on March 9, 1970 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a noted singer of salsa also known as the "Princess of Salsa". Linda's parents decided to move to New York soon after her birth. Upon their arrival, they settled down in the South Bronx and lived with her grandmother. Linda's grandmother had an important influence on her life because she was a very strong willed lady and Linda looked up to her.
latin band from ponce puerto rico.papo lucca is the leader and pianist and member of fania all stars.
Leopoldo Dante Tévez (born March 22, 1942), known as Leo Dan, is an Argentine composer and singer born in Atamisqui, Santiago del Estero Province. He recorded more than 20 albums during his long career during the late 20th century between Argentina and Mexico. His appreciation for Mexican music led him to record with mariachis, and from there he went to international fame. His music was well received by the Mexican public since his voice was a good match to the traditional mariachi sound.
Anna Lila Downs Sánchez was born in Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico in 1968, and grew up there and in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She began singing ranchera music at an early age, and later sang at the fiestas of the towns in her mountain region, la Mixteca. She sang with the band Los Cadetes de Yodoyuxi and later with La Trova Serrana, a group of folk musicians from the Zapotec town of Guelatao, oaxaca. At that time she met her musical collaborator Paul Cohen and began to create her own musical compositions, which tap into native Mesoamerican music of the Mixtec, Zapotec, Maya and Nahuatl cultures.
Los Huracanes del Norte (The Northern Hurricanes) are a Mexican Norteño group, originally from Tangancicuaro, Michoacan but based out of San Jose, California, USA. They are one of the genre's most popular performers. The group first formed under the name Los Cuatro del Norte in 1969 by three brothers and a fourth member; a fourth brother joined in 1972. Their debut record was released in 1973; they scored their first gold record in 1978.
Los Lobos is a mexican-american rock band from East Los Angeles, California, USA, heavily influenced by rock and roll, tex-mex, country music, folk, blues, and traditional spanish / mexican music such as boleros and norteño. Vocalist/guitarist David Hidalgo and drummer Louie Pérez met at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, and bonded over their mutual affinity for obscure musical acts such as Fairport Convention, Randy Newman and Ry Cooder. Pérez recalls, "We’re looking at each other, 'You like this stuff? I thought I was the only weird one.
Los Rieleros del Norte ("Railers of the North") is a Mexican norteño band. Founded in the southwestern U.S. town of Pecos, Texas 1979 by Manolo Morales, Los Rieleros del Norte is one of the oldest norteño bands still playing today.
Los Temerarios are a Mexican romantic music group started in 1978 by brothers Adolfo Angel and Gustavo Angel and their cousin Fernando Angel . During their early years they were known as Conjunto La Brisa. Los Temerarios have recorded more than 20 albums and been honored with multiple awards and award nominations. In 1991, they earned 5 Billboard awards nominations in the Latin categories.
Mexican Norteño Grammy-winning legendary group, best known for (re)starting the "corrido" genre in the late 20th Century, as a milestone of its latest incarnation, known on one side as "narcocorrido" (ballads on smugglers) and on the other, the new brew of socially-committed lyrics that have succeeded in being truly popular.
Los Tucanes de Tijuana is a Mexican band founded on 13 April 1987 by Mario Quintero Lara and a group of talented friends in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. From humble beginnings, starting their musical career by playing at nightclubs they rose to become the most successful and sought after Norteño band in Mexico, Latin America and the United States. They are by far the global ambassadors of Norteña music and Corrido ballads.
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Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero, more commonly known as Luis Fonsi, (born April 15, 1978 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Latin Grammy winning Puerto Rican singer, composer and soap opera actor. Fonsi and his family moved to Orlando, Florida, during Fonsi's early childhood. Fonsi's childhood was relatively average for kids his age, beginning to dream about becoming a member of Menudo, arguably Latin America's most famous boy band in history, around the time he was ten years old.
Maldita Vecindad y los Hijos del Quinto Patio is a Rock en español band formed in Mexico City in 1985. Since then, the band has collaborated with other bands, as well as having participated in tribute albums like the tributes for José José and Tigres del Norte. Their sound incorporates many styles, including Ska, Rock, and traditional Mexican forms such as the bolero. Roco, the band's vocalist, dresses in a manner reminiscent of the Pachuco, an archetypical character represented by Tin Tán in the Mexican cinema.
Maná is a Mexican rock band from Guadalajara, Jalisco. The group's current line-up consists of vocalist/guitarist Fher Olvera, drummer Alex González, guitarist Sergio Vallín, and bassist Juan Calleros. Considered the biggest Latin rock band in the world , Maná has earned four Grammy Awards, seven Latin Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, six Premios Juventud awards, fourteen Billboard Latin Music Awards and fifteen Premios Lo Nuestro awards. The band formed in 1986 and released its first album, Falta Amor, in 1990.
Marco Antonio Solís (born December 29, 1959 in Ario de Rosales, Michoacán, Mexico) is a Mexican singer, composer, and record producer.
Founded and directed by trumpet player Cindy Shea in 1999, the all-female Mariachi Divas are continuously making big waves on the Los Angeles music scene. Mariachi Divas is a unique, multi-cultural ensemble representing the true flavor of Los Angeles, and over the years has been represented by women of: Mexican, Cuban, Samoan, Argentinian, Columbian, Panamanian, Puerto Rican, Swiss, Japanese, Honduran, Peruvian, and Anglo decent. Cindy Shea states, "Music is a way of uniting our cultural backgrounds.
Martin Ramon Razon Nievera (born February 5, 1962, in Manila, Philippines) is a singer, songwriter, and actor best known as "Philippine's Concert King". He is one of the main hosts of musical variety show ASAP in ABS-CBN Nievera was born on February 5, 1962, in Manila, Philippines with twin sister, Victoria, to Bert Nievera and Conchita Razon. Nievera spent most of his childhood in Hawaii with his father as his father sang for the group Society of Seven. The Nievera family also took up residence in the Bay Area in California for a short time in the late '70s.
Oscar Emilio León Simoza, better known as Oscar D'León (b. July 11, 1943) is a Venezuelan musician who became internationally famous for his salsa music. In Spanish, he is known as El Sonero del Mundo ("the Improviser of the World"). His most famous song is perhaps "Llorarás," which he recorded in 1975 with his group La Dimensión Latina.
In their eighteen years together as a band, celebrated Los Angeles culture-mashers Ozomatli have gone from being hometown heroes to being named U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors. Ozomatli has always juggled two key identities.
Singer/songwriter Pancho Barraza (born Francisco Javier Barraza Rodríguez), became involved in Mexican traditional music after moving to Mazatlán and joining Banda San Sebastian and Banda Camino. He became los Recoditos' leading singer in 1991, playing along with brothers Miguel, Víctor, and Silvano Sarabia, Poncho Lizarraga, and Enrique Valdez. In 1995, Pancho Barraza began his solo career, making his debut with an album that was recorded along with Banda Santa María.
Paquita la del Barrio is the stage name of Francisca Viveros Barradas, a Mexican singer of rancheras and other Mexican styles. Barradas was born in Alto Lucero, Veracruz, and started her career in Mexico City in 1970. In her songs she takes a stance against Mexico's sexist male culture, which has made her popular especially with female audiences. Her signature phrase, with which she often teases male spectators in her shows, is "Me estás oyendo, inútil?
Paulina Susana Rubio (born June 17, 1971 in Mexico City) is a Mexican singer. She is the daughter of Susana Dosamantes, a Mexican actress of soap operas. Rubio's music is popular in Latin America, Spain, United States, Europe and Asia. She began her career when she was nine years old in 1980, debuting with a music group called Timbiriche, recording ten albums with them.
Podríamos decir que Pepe Aguilar no tuvo otra opción que convertirse en artista, y que como artista no tuvo otra elección que convertirse en cantante. No es coincidencia que en varias ocasiones la herencia, el talento y el linaje se hayan entrelazado con Pepe Aguilar, ganador de un Grammy Americano (NARAS) en el 2000 por su producción “Por una mujer bonita”, Pepe es considerado la voz de la nueva generación de la música mexicana...
Perla Batalla (born in Los Angeles, California) is a Mexican-American singer-songwriter. Educated at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, Batalla did vocal work in film and television before becoming a backing vocalist for Leonard Cohen. She subsequently released her first solo album in 1993, and continued to write and perform her own material. In 2005, Batalla performed several Cohen songs on the concert film and tribute album Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man.
El dúo Pimpinela es un dueto argentino de música compuesto por los hermanos Lucía Galán y Joaquín Galán conocidos bajo los alias de Lucía y Joaquín.
Armando Christian Prez (born January 15, 1981 in Miami, Florida), better known by the stage name Pitbull , is a Cuban-American rapper signed to his own label, Mr 305 Inc. The Give Me Everything (Tonight) Songfacts reports that he adopted his canine moniker because, "They bite to lock. The dog is too stupid to lose. And they're outlawed in Dade County.
Maria Cielito Lukban Fernandez (born December 12, 1966 in Quezon City, Philippines), also known as Pops Fernandez, is a Filipino singer and actress. Fernandez began her music career at age 16 when she signed a contract with OctoArts Records in 1981. In 1982, Fernandez released her first album and co-hosted the Philippine television series Penthouse Live! with Martin Nievera.
Geoffrey Royce Rojas was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. His parents are both from the land of bachata, The Dominican Republic. His parents got divorced, so it was just him, his mom, and siblings. Geoffrey loved singing, so one day he asked permission to remake the song "Stand By Me".
Ramon Ayala (correct spelling = Ramón Ayala) is an accordion player and singer of norteño music from Nuevo León, Mexico (born 8 December 1945). The King Of The Accordion and 4 time Grammy winner, featured in 13 movies, and has recorded 105 albums. Accordion models named after him are available on the market. Ayala has defined most of early and modern Norteño and Tejano music with his distinctive accordion style and lyrics.
Nacido en la pequeña ciudad de Zapala, al sur de Argentina, el 14 de noviembre de 1949; Raúl Di Blasio se convirtió en el centro de atención de una pareja de granjeros. Espontáneamente a la edad de seis años demostró su interés por tocar el piano y cuando sus padres le preguntaron si quería estudiar música, no dudó en responder afirmativamente. Por cuatro años estuvo practicando en los pianos de sus profesores, reconociendo que entonces era difícil encontrar uno bueno, mientras él gustaba experimentar y jugar con los sonidos...
Reik is a Mexican band from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. Formed by Jesús Alberto Navarro Rosas (Lead Vocals), Julio Ramírez Eguía (Guitar, Backing Vocals), and Gilberto Marín Espinoza "Bibi" (Backing Guitar, Backing Vocals). In 2003, Jesús Navarro and Julio Ramirez started their then-nascent musical project, tentatively called "Reik". It was then they recorded their first demos, which were released through the Mexican underground club scene.
Rey Ruiz (born June 21, 1966 in Havana, Cuba) is a well known salsa singer from Cuba. Ruiz reached international fame across Latin America, Europe and among Hispanic music fans in the United States.Rey Ruiz demonstrated an interest in becoming a salsa singer since he was a small child. Aside from an apparently normal childhood, Ruiz made his debut as a performer at a very young age; he was often showcased on Cuban television as a child, singing typical children's songs.
Ricardo Montaner (born as Hector Eduardo Reglero Montaner on September 8, 1957) is an Argentine-Venezuelan singer and songwriter. Starting his career in the early 80s, he has already released more than 15 albums with numerous successful singles and over 7 million record worldwide. Montaner was born as Héctor Eduardo Reglero Montaner, in Valentín Alsina, Buenos Aires, Argentina. However, he moved to Venezuela when he was 6 years old.
Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero are two fast-fingered Mexicans with a unique sound created on acoustic guitars. Their music is difficult to define, straddling both world and rock and often imbued with timeless Hispano – classical influences. The fire in their music comes from their life-long passion for metal music. In spring 2006, “Rodrigo y Gabriela,” beat both the Arctic Monkeys AND Johnny Cash to number one in the Irish charts.
At least five artists share the name Rodriquez. 1) Sixto Diaz Rodriguez (also known as Rodriguez or as Jesus Rodriguez) is an American folk musician, born in Detroit, Michigan on July 10, 1942. He was named 'Sixto' (pronounced seex-toe) because he was the sixth child in his family. Rodriguez's parents were middle-class immigrants from Mexico, who left in the 1920s.
Sérgio Assad (born 1952) is a Brazilian guitarist, composer, and arranger who often performs with brother, Odair Assad, under the names The Assad Brothers and Duo Assad. His US debut was in New York in 1969, although he was already performing in his native Brazil. He has also made numerous transcriptions and arrangements for both solo guitar and guitar duo including music by Ástor Piazzolla. Assad studied classical guitar with Monina Tavora (a student of Andrés Segovia) for seven years.
Sin Bandera was formed spontaneously: Leonel García (from Mexico) had the idea to be soloist, he showed talent on guitar and voice, but his project never took off with the record companies. At the same time, Noel Schajris (from Argentina) was preparing a solo album after making his debut in 1999. Both being musicians, composers and singers, they discovered the ideal formula to unite their talents and personalities in 2000. Noel Schajris was born in 1974 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
La Sonora Santanera (Mexico 1955 - present) is one of the biggest and most famous groups of the Mexican tropical music that has been consolidated with a unique style popularly influenced by danzón, mambo, bolero, rumba, chachacha, guaracha and cumbia, songs that are part of the collective memory of Mexico. The concept was created by musician and trumpeter Colorado Tabasco Carlos Vera. Currently only three of original members are part of the Internacional Sonora Santanera, Don Sergio Celada (founding member), Don Arturo Ortiz and Antonio Toño Mendez. Fue precisamente cuando se dirigían a cumplir una presentación en Aguascalientes dentro del programa de la Feria de San Marcos el 25 de abril de 1986.
Led by world famous pianist and arranger Oscar Hernandez, with outstanding performances by such singers as Ray De La Paz, Hermán Olivera, Frankie Vazquez and musicians such as Ruben Rodriguez and Bobby Allende, this album is a long-overdue missing link to the music and history of Spanish Harlem. This album does not celebrate the famous figures of Salsa: rather, it is a glimpse inside the secret history of the Nuyorican experience.
Humberto "Tito" Nieves (June 4, 1958, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico) became one of the leading Salsa singers of the 1980s and the early 90s. Raised in the U.S., Nieves began his career while participating in Orquesta Cimarron, a New York-based group.
Tito Puente, Jr., (born June 2, 1971 in New York City) is a bandleader. He is the son of legendary mambo musician Tito Puente and the brother of local New York City meteorologist Audrey Puente. Puente, Jr.
Vicente Fernández Gomez (born February 17, 1940), simply known as Vicente Fernández, is a Mexican folk singer and actor. Known as el "El idolo de Mexico" (the idol of Mexico) and "el rey" (the king) throughout the Latin world, Vicente Fernandez, who started his career singing for tips on the street, has become a Mexican cultural icon, recording more than 50 albums and contributing to 40 movies. He is the father of singer Alejandro Fernández. Although less well known to English-speaking audiences, he has consistently filled stadiums and venues throughout his 35-plus years of performing.
Victor Manuelle ,born Víctor Manuel Ruiz on September 27, 1968 in New York, New York, is a successful Latin Grammy nominated Puerto Rican American salsa singer, songwriter, and improvisational sonero, known to his fans as El Sonero de la Juventud ("The Youth's Sonero"). He is identified primarily with salsa romantica or "salsa monga", but has also experimented with styles ranging from Colombian vallenato to urban reggaeton.
William Anthony Colon is a Puerto Rican salsa music icon. First and foremost a trombonist, also sings, writes, produces and acts. He is also involved in municipal politics in New York City. Colon was born in the Bronx, New York in April 28 1950, to Puerto Rican parents.
Combining the musical traditions of Cuba with American rock and jazz, Cuba-born and South Florida-based vocalist and bandleader Willie Chirino helped to create the "Miami Sound" of Salsa music. The composer of more than one hundred songs, Chirino's material has been covered by a lengthy list of artists including Raphael, Ricardo Montaner, Rocio Jurado, Celia Cruz, Oscar D'Leon, Angela Carrasco, Jorge Muniz and Nydia Caro. Chirino's song, "Soy," has been recorded by more than sixty artists including The Gypsy Kings, whose interpretation sold more than four million copies.
Ferreira was born in the cigar-manufacturing town of Amaceyes Tamboril, near Santiago in the Cibao region of the north-western Dominican Republic. The region is famous for merengue périco ripao, the traditional Dominican music, and his family, all big music lovers, filled his childhood home with the music spurring Zacarías on to dream of becoming a musical artist himself. The desire to improve himself motivated him to leave for the country’s capital, Santo Domingo, where he joined the Conservatorio Nacional and also sang in a local bachata group.