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LATV Delivers Month Of Latin Rock, Hip-Hop and Electronica From The Big Apple

Published August 24, 2006
LATV announces month of live performances, interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage from the genres' biggest stars. Upcoming highlights include Pitbull, The Pinker Tones and Los Amigos Invisibles.

Moog Legend Jean-Jacques Perrey To Release Album And Tour

Published August 23, 2006
This August, Oglio Records will release a new Jean-Jacques Perrey/Dana Countryman CD, The Happy Electropop Music Machine. Perrey and Countryman will be performing the new album in a mini-tour of concert venues this August as well.

Rounder Records Signs NewFound Road

Published August 23, 2006
NewFound Road's fourth album Life in a Song - produced by Rob Ickes - will be released September 26. 


Benefit For Tom Terrell

Published August 28, 2006
A benefit for freelance journalist and GLOBAL RHYTHM contributor Tom Terrell is scheduled for September 11 at New York City’s Canal Room nightclub.

Singer Of Reggae Group Culture Dies Unexpectedly

Published August 21, 2006

Joseph Hill the lead singer and founder of the important roots reggae group Culture died unexpectedly on August 19 while on tour in Europe. He was 57. The cause is reportedly liver failure.

ISC Announces Judges For This Year's Competition

Published August 17, 2006
Brian Wilson, Tom Waits, Rosanne Cash, Sean Paul, Jerry Lee Lewis, Robert Smith (The Cure), Cassandra Wilson and others to judge the influential International Songwriting Competion

Cuban Percussionist Miguel "Anga" Diaz Passes

Published August 16, 2006
Cuban percussionist Miguel "Anga" Diaz died at his Barcelona home at the age of 45 on August 9. The cause of death was apparently a heart attack.

ESL Celebrates 10th Anniversary & 100th Release

Published August 14, 2006
Thievery Corporation's highly acclaimed record label Eighteenth Street Lounge is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To mark the occasion, expect a new compilation entitled ESL 100.

Marc Anthony And Jennifer Lopez Perform Together Again

Published August 10, 2006
For the first time since their appearance at the Latin Grammys in 2005, Marc Anthony and wife Jennifer Lopez performed together at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

The Musica Fresca Tour Celebrates Latin Culture

Published August 10, 2006
The Musica Fresca Tour will celebrate the innovative spirit of modern Latin music fusion with co-headliners Akwid, Voltio, And Yerba Buena.

Moacir Santos Passes Away

Published August 9, 2006
Legendary Brazilian composer, arranger and saxophonist Moacir Santos died August 6 in Pasadena, California of unknown causes. He was 80.

Viva Pedro! Sony Pictures Classics To Re-release Almodóvar Films

Published August 7, 2006
In a celebration of his greatest hits spanning three decades, Pedro Almodóvar looks forward to the re-release of eight classics leading into his 2006 award-winner Volver.

Indian Star Asha Puthli Stages U.S. Comeback

Published August 7, 2006
Legendary Indian diva of jazz, funk and soul will headline her first U.S. concerts in more than two decades with shows at New York City’s Central Park Summerstage and Joe’s Pub.

Afeni Shakur To Make Historic Trip to South Africa

Published August 7, 2006
On the 10th anniversary of the death of Tupac Shakur, his mother brings his ashes to Africa, builds relationships and meets with dignitaries.

Martín Perna Ready For The First Of Many Children’s Books

Published August 7, 2006
Once a rare occurrence, blackouts are now a concern from New York to California. As they make energy a front-burner issue, two Brooklyn artists take an enlightened perspective on the crisis.

McDonald’s Presents Artists In Tour For Latin Scholarship

Published August 3, 2006
Beginning August 30, five top Latin artists join McDonald’s in support of Hispanic higher education.

Indian Music Legend Pandit Shiv Dayal Batish Dies at 91

Published August 2, 2006
Indian music legend Pandit Shiv Dayal Batish died peacefully on July 29 in Santa Cruz, California after suffering from congestive heart failure.

2006 Mega Tropical Music Festival Launched

Published August 2, 2006
The 2006 Mega Tropical Music Festival features a series of free Latin Music concerts in the Bronx. This year honors legendary DJ Polito Vega.

Quartet To Embark On First-Ever U.S. Sponsored Cultural Mission To Tibet

Published July 31, 2006
Abigail Washburn and her Sparrow Quartet are "lucky," she says, not only because they spread their music out of love, but because they've been given the opportunity to open cultural doors.

Sir Paul McCartney to Premier Latin Oratorio

Published July 31, 2006
It only took eight years to complete. Sir Paul McCartney looks forward to the release of his fourth classical album, Ecce Cor Meum.

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