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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Enrico Macias (born Gaston Ghrenassia December 11, 1938) is an Algerian-born French Jewish singer.
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.
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 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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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.
In the year of 1993 a group of young natives of Monterrey N.L. meet in order to rehearse what more they like doing, Norteño. Is as well as Beto Zapata, Pepe Elizondo, Mario Padilla and Popo Guajardo give life to a musical group that eventually would become one of the Favorites public wave grupera… HEAVY.
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.
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.
Born in San Diego, Roberto Tapia was the son of parents who had relocated from Sinaloa, Mexico. At eleven years of age, the future musician entered Difocur, a prestigious music school where he studied clarinet. While mastering the clarinet, Tapia was still reluctant to showcase his talents. But after coaxing from friend and family, Tapia began performing at various dancehalls and receptions.
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.
Zucchero (Italian for "sugar") is an Italian rock singer. He was born Adelmo Fornaciari on September 25, 1955 in the Italian province Reggio Emilia, Italy and has since become one of the most famous Italian singers. He is probably best known internationally for the song Senza Una Donna, which is a duet with Paul Young and hit number 4 in the latter's native United Kingdom, where Zucchero has generally made little commercial impact, in 1991.