Colombia is a country known for its salsa and vallenato. Vallenato is the folkloric, poetic music of its coast which its singer/songwriter Jose Dario Martinez Acosta, aka Chabuco, has been listening to since he was a child due to his father’s influence, the legendary guitarist Hugues Martinez. With his fourth solo album titled Encuentro, he mixes the sounds of vallenato from the Caribbean coast of Colombia, with jazz and bossa nova, resulting in a beautiful and unique sound of Latin Jazz.
We’re sending our love and prayers to the people of Barcelona who suffered a senseless terrorist attack. But on a lighter note, this is probably one the best podcast shows we’ve done. We chat with Mesfin Fekadu, music editor of the Associated Press, who broke the story about Despacito not being nominated at this year’s VMA’s. Did this happen because of cultural bias? We dissect all the variables, along with some of our thoughts on whether MTV should start playing Spanish-language music videos. Then I talk to Colombia’s hottest band of the moment, Bomba Estéreo, about their new album AYO, music and race, coca leaves, payola in the music business, and their love for the street language of Spanglish.Read More
It’s the middle of March and so far, 2017 has offered some terrific fare such as Get Out and Logan. But this week, the quality isn’t as robust as previous weeks. The stellar films to see this week are The Belko Experiment, BlueBeard and Betting Zero. One has a very thrilling ride of a concept that includes Bogotá, Colombia, the other, a Korean thriller that looks fascinating, and the last, a superlative work on investigative journalism that is sure to gouge the eyes of Herbalife. Enjoy the trailers and Listen to our podcastfor our in-depth reviews of this week’s releases and more. Read More
Incredible news coming out of Colombia this week. Not only does Colombia and the FARC come to some sort of peace agreement, but J Balvin kicks off #VivaToday performing on the TODAY show on October 6th and now this – Will Smith comes out of music retirement, after 10 years of not recording anything since Switch, to collaborate with Colombian band Bomba Estéreo on a remix of ‘Fiesta‘!Read More
Colombian Nobel Prize for Literature winner and Best-Selling Latin American writer, Gabriel García Márquez, will have a new documentary titled, Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez, coming to a theater near you soon. Read More
Sofía Vergara and Reese Witherspoon in ‘Hot Pursuit’
We’re in the beginnings of May and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is still on the tip of everyone’s tongue. But aside from it, many are celebrating a week’s long worth of Cinco de Mayo in movies. There are 12 new films being released, from documentaries, to dramas, to true stories and comedies, these films will surely be competing for your attention and money. Some of the big names from the entertainment business are among this week’s releases. If you like gripping stories full of action and drama then you should check out Maggie with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Also Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton team up for a New York City based comedy and the beautiful Amber Rosestars in Sister Code. A few documentaries are showcasing important issues in America today as well as the story of the man behind the beloved Sesame Street characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.Read More
A career more than 20 years in the making is finally starting to reach the heights it deserves, but can it keep rising? From all that we can gather, it seems like its inevitable for the Colombian actress. Read on!Read More