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.
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.
Maria Rosario Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza (born January 15, 1945), better known as Charo, is a Spanish-American actress, comedienne, and flamenco guitarist, best known for her flamboyant stage presence, her provocative outfits, and her trademark phrase ("cuchi-cuchi").
David Bisbal Ferré (born June 5, 1979 in Almería, Spain) is a Latin Grammy-winning Spanish pop singer. He gained his initial fame as a runner up on the interactive reality television show Operación Triunfo produced by TJ Hall. He has since released four studio albums, all of which topped the Spanish Albums Chart, in addition to recording a number of live albums. He's toured throughout Europe and Latin America and is now considered to be a crossover international artist.
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.
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.
La Mafia was formed in Houston Texas, by Oscar De La Rosa (vocalist), and Armando Lichtenberger Jr (accordion) in 1980. The 2 founding members later welcomed Tim Ruiz (bass), Joe Gonzales(drums), Jesus Angel (keyboards) and Viktor (guitar). La Mafia (first known as Los Jovenes) helped popularize the THEN unknown music genre, Tex-Mex or Tejano Music.
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.
Myriam Hernandez is Chilean singer famous for her ballads throughout Latin America, She was born in Santiago, Chile on May 2, 1967. Several of her albums have gone gold or platinum. Her recent Cd, "Huellas" (Translation: Footprints), is a greatest hits collection with three never released songs.
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.
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.