Bad Bunny to Perform at This Year’s Latin Grammys Awards Show

Bad Bunny is preparing for his next Latin Grammy moment…

The Latin Recording Academy has announced a new wave of artists set to perform at the 2021 Latin Grammys on November 18, with the 27-year-old Puerto Rican superstar making the list.

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny, a four-time nominee this year, joins a roster of performers that includes Pablo AlboránAlejandro FernándezManáJuanes, and Myke Towers.

They join the roster of previously announced performers including Ozuna, Paula Arenas, Nella, Danna Paola, Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga, Los Dos Carnales, Calibre 50, La Arrolladora Banda El Limón de René Camacho, and Rubén Blades, who will be honored as the Person of the Year.

Five-time nominee, C. Tangana, is set to perform alongside Antonio Carmona, Diego del Morao, Jorge Drexler, Israel Fernández, La Húngara, Natalia Lafourcade and Omar Apollo.

Additionally, Juanes will perform a new arrangement of Juan Gabriel’s iconic “No Tengo Dinero,” alongside Rubén Albarrán and Meme del Real of Café Tacvba.

Colombian singer-songwriter Camilo leads the 2021 Latin Grammys nominees with 10 nods, including nominations in the album, record, and song of the year categories. He’s followed by tropical music icon Juan Luis Guerra with six, Spanish rapper Tangana with five nominations, and multiple artists, including Bad Bunny, with four.

The 22nd annual Latin Grammys will air live on the Univision network on November 18 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Julieta Venegas to Take Part in Soda Stereo’s Gracias Totales Tour

Julieta Venegasis helping Soda Stereogive Gracias.

The 49-year-old Mexican American singer and Grammy winner will serve as a special guest on Soda Stereo bassist Zeta Bosio and drummer Charly Alberti’s Gracias Totales tour, which will be making stops in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Houston. 

Julieta Venegas

Soda Stereo and their guests will take the stage to sing some of the band’s greatest hits and honor the legacy of late frontman Gustavo Cerati.

In addition to Venegas, other special guests include Soda Stereo’s first vocalist and the Cerati’s great friend Richard ColemanAterciopeladosAndrea EcheverriDraco Rosa; and Gustavo Santaolalla

More than 10 years after Cerati last hit the stage at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena in 2007, Soda Stereo’s members – joined by their special guests via in-person or audiovisual format – will perform some of their timeless hits, like “De Musica Ligera,” “Persiana Americana,” “Tratame Suavemente” and more.

Coleman, Draco, Santaolalla and Venegas will join Zeta and Charly at their shows in New York and Miami. Echeverri will then take over Venegas’ spot at the Los Angeles and Houston shows.

Joining via video are Rubén Albarránfrom Café Tacvba; Cerati’s son BenitoBabasonicos’ Adrián DárgelosLos Tresand Pettinellis’ Álvaro HenríquezJuanesMon LaferteLeón LarreguiFernando Ruiz Díazfrom Catupecu Machu; and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin

The tour, presented by Loud and Live and Move Concerts, will honor the late Argentine frontman and guitarist Gustavo Cerati, who died on September 4, 2014, after suffering a stroke. According to an official statement, technology will allow Cerati’s voice and image to be part of the show.

The Gracias Totales tour marks Soda Stereo’s farewell trek. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.

Here are the dates:

April 14 — New York @ Barclays Center
April 17 — Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
April 22 — Houston, TX @ Smart Financial
April 25 — Los Angeles, CA @ Forum

Café Tacvba Releases Brand New Single “Futuro”

The futuro looks bright for Café Tacvba

The Mexican band has released a brand new single titled “Futuro,” just in time for the new year.

Café Tacvba

The track features deep lyrics about a fresh new start and enjoying the here and now.

“The relationship between life and death and the perception of time are two themes that ‘Futuro’ explores without solemnity or optimism,” says band member and vocalist on the track Quique Rangel. “But it also points to a brighter promise if we allow ourselves to recognize the here and now (without the desire to be a self-help song).”

Emmanuel Del Real (aka Meme), who developed the electronic programming in the song, adds: “It was Quique’s turn and he brought us ‘Futuro.’ This is one of those songs that, when it arrived to the group, gave us the opportunity to be who we really are: a group who is always trying to reinvent ourselves and take risks. This is a song that has a lot of qualities: it’s primitive yet sophisticated, it has a great sense of humor yet the lyrics are deep. It has elements that allow us, in a fun way, to shape this piece that represents the freedom of creativity that exists within Café Tacvba.”

The folk song with electronica beats and vocals by Rangel and lead singer Rubén Albarrán was produced by the legendary Gustavo Santaolalla, who’s been a longtime collaborator of the band.

“Futuro” follows the chilanga banda‘s single “Un par de lugares,” which premiered back in September.

Both tracks will part of Café Tacvba’s forthcoming album due in spring.

Café Tacvba Signs with William Morris Endeavor

Café Tacvba has new representation…

The Mexican art-rock band has signed with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.

Café Tacvba

The announcement from WME precedes the band’s new album, and an 18-month worldwide tour coming in spring 2017.

The debut single from Café Tacvba’s new album, the band’s first since 2012’s El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco, dropped in late September.

Gustavo Santaolla, who with Café Tacvba was instrumental in shaping the sound of Latin alternative, is producing the album.

Daft Punk collaborator Mick Guzauski is engineering and mixing the new release.

The influential, three-decade-old group, comprised of Rubén Albarrán, Emmanuel del Real, Enrique Rangel and Joselo Rangel, will play the House of Blues in Chicago on December 20 and 21.

A string of still to be announced North and South American dates are expected to be begin in April 2017.

Monsieur Periné to Perform in the United States

Monsieur Periné is heading to the States in early 2016…

The Colombian swing band, the 2015 Latin Grammy best new artist winner, will tour the East Coast of the United States in January.

Monsieur Periné

The Django Reinhardt-influenced Latin roots party outfit from Bogota will play two dates in New York, followed by concerts in Philadelphia and Boston.

The band’s album Caja De Música, produced by Eduardo Cabra of Calle 13 fame and featuring Cafe Tacvba’s Ruben Albarran, is nominated for a 2016 Grammy in the Best Latin Rock/Alternative/Urban Album category.

The Monsieur Periné dates are:

Jan. 14 – New York, Highline Ballroom (Central Park SummerStage Preview)
Jan 18 – New York,  SOBs
Jan 19 – Philadelphia, World Cafe Live (WXPN Presents)
Jan 24 – Boston, CRASHfest at the House of Blues

Café Tacvba to Receive Icon Award at This Year’s La Musa Awards

There’s no doubt Café Tacvba is one of the Latin music world’s most iconic bands. And, now they have the award to prove it.

The trailblazing Mexican alt-rockers will be honored with the Icon Award at the La Musa Awards, which will take place on October 15 at The Fillmore Miami Beach Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami Beach.

Café Tacvba

The icon designation is fitting for a band that, over the last 25 years, helped elevate rock by fusing it with hip-hop, electronic music, and folkloric sounds.

Recently, the act – consisting of Rubén Albarrán, Emmanuel “Meme” del Real, José Alfredo “Joselo” Rangel, and Enrique “Quique” Rangel – celebrated the 20th anniversary of its seminal album Re, which revolutionized rock en español.

Their most recent album, El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco, was deemed the Best Latin Album of 2012 by iTunes.

Café Tacvba will also perform during the awards show, produced by the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame (LSHOF). The non-profit was founded by renowned songwriters/composers Desmond Child and Rudy Perez in 2012 to honor their peers who have impacted music on a global scale.

Cuban music mogul Emilio Estefan, Chilean singer/songwriter Myriam Hernandez, Argentine composer/performer Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentine singer/songwriter Diego Torres, Colombian songwriter Hector Ochoa Cardenas and Salvadoran singer/songwriter Alvaro Torres are the six music luminaries being inducted into the LSHOF during this year’s ceremony. Quincy Jones will receive the Desi Arnaz Pioneer Award while Chilean rock icon Beto Cuevas will be recognized with a special La Musa Conquistador Award.

Tickets for this year’s gala, hosted by actor/singer Carlos Ponce, are on sale via

Café Tacvba to Give First-Ever Performance at SXSW

It’s turning out to be a busy year for Café Tacvba

The Mexican alternative rock band will give their first-ever performance at the SXSW Film Conference and Festival.

Cafe Tacvba

Café Tacvba  will headline a March 14th lineup at the SXSW Auditorium Shores Stage in Downtown Austin that will include opening sets from Molotov and Bajofondo.

It’s the band’s latest booking for 2013…

Prior to Café Tacvba’s trip to Austin, the band will perform at the at the 4th Green Festival of Musical Culture on February 23 in Ciudad del Saber on the banks of the Panama Canal.

Band members Rubén Albarrán, Emmanuel “Meme” del Real, José Alfredo “Joselo” Rangel and Enrique “Quique” Rangel will also perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California on Saturday, April 13th.

The Café Tacvba concerts will include live performances of songs from El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco, which iTunes editors named the best Latin album of 2012. The album, the band’s first new release in five years, has been called “ambitious, groundbreaking and quite simply, superb… another masterpiece… forty minutes of pure musical bliss!”

Café Tacvba to Perform at Panama’s Green Festival of Musical Culture

Café Tacvba will be spreading its green message through music in Panama later this month…

The Mexican rock band, which earned Best Album honors for their latest album El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco from iTunes editors last year, will perform at the 4th Green Festival of Musical Culture on February 23 in Ciudad del Saber on the banks of the Panama Canal.

Cafe Tacvba
Known for supporting conservationist activities, Café Tacvba – comprised of members Rubén Albarrán, Emmanuel “Meme” del Real, José Alfredo “Joselo” Rangel and Enrique “Quique” Rangel– will share the stage with fellow Mexicans of the Telefunka group plus colleagues from Chile, Colombia and Panama, festival organizers said.

The Green Festival has established itself as an occasion for promoting environmental sustainability based on criteria for its efficient organization, development and production.

Besides Cafe Tacvba and Telefunka, this year’s festival will feature Chile’s Astro, Colombia’s Monsieur Perine and Alfonso Espriella, and the Panamanians Cienfue, Carlos Mendez, Pureza Natural, Orquesta Garash, Os Almirantes, Calibre 57 and DJ Rhythm X, according to organizers.

Following their appearance at the Green Festival, Café Tacvba will perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California in April.