The legendary Mexican norteño band will co-headline the first-ever edition of Bésame Mucho, taking place on Saturday, December 3 at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium.
Los Tigres del Norte will headline alongside Julieta Venegas, Café Tacvba, Zoé, Sin Bandera, Juanes and Banda El Recodo, among many other Latin acts who will perform.
The festival featured a head-turning, multigenerational lineup, featuring pop, Regional Mexican, merengue, cumbia and rock artists.
According to the Need Pastel-designed flyer, the Tropicália and La Tocada-organized event will be a one-day festival with three separate stages: Rockero stage, Las Clásicas stage and Te Gusta El Pop? stage.
The fest will also feature sets by Bronco, Banda Machos, Caifanes, Enanitos Verdes, Panteón Rococó, Los Ángeles Azules, Sonora Dinamita, Kabah, Fey and Aleks Syntek with additional headliners to be announced later this year.
Giving When We Were Young vibes featuring a packed lineup, the logistics of how the festival will pan out throughout the day are yet to be outlined by its producers.
But just hours after the event was announced, Latin music fans took to social media to comment on the nostalgia-provoking lineup while also confirming their attendance to a festival that’s 10 months away.
“I’m there,” someone tweeted. “The lineup is absolutely insane,” another Twitter user wrote.
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs are ready to make some ruido…
After a year away, Chicago’s Ruido Fest is set to return in August with a star-studded lineup that includes the Argentine ska band, Café Tacvbaand Panteón Rococó as headliners.
Marking the return of one of Latin music’s biggest festivals to the Midwest since the COVID-19 pandemic, the alt-rock fest is set to take place on August 20-22 at Union Park. Other artists set to perform throughout the three-day event include Moenia, Los Amigos Invisibles, La Doña, Lido Pimienta, Mexican Institute of Sound and Little Jesus, among others.
The announcement arrives as cities across the country are beginning to loosen COVID restrictions, including Chicago, which is currently in its “bridge phase” of its reopening plan.
Max Wagner, co-founder of Ruido and owner of event production company Metronome, tells Billboard that production will follow state and city guidelines.
“The hope is that by late August things are somewhat back to normal,” Wagner says. “We will try to keep everyone safe. There will be more people cleaning and all of our staff will be required to have masks across the grounds. With fans attending, we’ll follow CDC guidelines and whatever they’re saying at the time of the festival in terms of mask or no masks outdoors.”
Launched in 2015, Ruido Fest has featured an array of Latin artists, including Enanitos Verdes, Hombres G, Zoé, Molotov, Vanessa Zamora, Bomba Estéreo, Intocable, El Tri, Los Tigres del Norte and Maldita Vecindad.
For more information on the festival and how to buy tickets, visit ruidofest.com.
Here’s the Ruido 2021 lineup in alphabetical order:
Ambar Lucid Café Tacvba (Sunday headliner) El Chisme El Shirota Evil Empire Inner Wave Kaina La Armada La Doña Las Nubes Lido Pimienta Little Jesus Los Amigos Invisibles
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs (Friday headliner) Margaritas Podridas Maye Mexican Institute of Sound Moenia Nahuales Underground Nanpa Básico
Panteón Rococó (Saturday headliner) Rosalba Valdez Silverio The Mini Projects Tone Zone Skam
Goldenvoice has announced the return of Tropicália Music and Taco Festival, with the Mexican rock en español band joining the lineup.
Takin place on November 9 and 10 in Southern California, the two-day festival will feature performances from Caifanes, Los Tigres Del Norte, Kali Uchis and Chicano Batman at its new location at the Pico Rivero Sports Arena grounds in Los Angeles County.
Enanitos Verdes, Hombres G, Natalia Lafourcade, Zoe, Cuco, Boy Pablo, Omar Apollo, Maldita Vencidad, Paquita La Del Barrio, Yellow Days, Wallows, The Drums, Fidlar, Bomba Estereo and more will also perform at this year’s fest.
The packed lineup also includes Beach Fossils, Oh Sees, Chulita Vinyl Club, Men I Trust, Peach Pit, SALES, Los Angeles Negros, Los Cadetes De Linares, Los Freddy’sand Los Hurricanes.
After two years in Long Beach, the Latin indie music festival will relocate and partner with L.A. Taco. The Los Angeles-based taco-focused website will curate the vendors for the first time, including Teddy’s Red Tacos, Balam Mexican Kitchen and Triple Threat, with more to be announced.
The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation, a five-time nominee at this year’s Grammy Awards show, didn’t leave empty-handed.
Cardi B took home the award for Best Rap Album for chart-topping debut album Invasion of Privacy, becoming the first woman to win the prize.
50-year-old Argentine Singer/songwriter Claudia Brant, who has built a career as one of the top songwriters in Latin music, won as a performer in the Best Latin Pop Albumcategory for Sincera, a collection of personal, heartfelt songs set to acoustic, Brazilian-tinged arrangements, courtesy of producers/engineers Cheche Alaraand Moogie Canazio.
The Best Latin Rock/Alternative/Urban Albumwent to Mexican band Zoé’s Aztlanin a hard to predict category where the alternative sounds of Monsiuer Perinéand the urban sounds of Orishas also stood a good chance of winning.
There were no big commercial releases in the Best Tropical Albumcategory, which went to critically acclaimed Spanish Harlem Orchestrafor Anniversary.
The only fully expected win was Luis Miguel’s, for his Latin Grammywinning ¡México Por Siempre!
Earlier in the evening, Lucy Kalantari, who won Best Children’s Albumfor All The Sounds by Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats, gave a shout out to her mom in Dominican Republic.
“This album was recorded by a Latina woman. It was produced by a woman,” she said.
Here are the artists, albums and songs that received awards.
Record of the Year “This Is America” — Childish Gambino
Album of the Year “Golden Hour” — Kacey Musgraves
Song of the Year “This Is America” — Donald Glover and Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
Best New Artist Dua Lipa
Best Pop Solo Performance “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)” — Lady Gaga
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance “Shallow” — Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
Best Pop Vocal Album “Sweetener” — Ariana Grande
Best Rock Performance “When Bad Does Good” — Chris Cornell
Best Rock Song “Masseduction” — Jack Antonoff and Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent)
Best Rock Album “From the Fires” — Greta Van Fleet
Best Alternative Music Album “Colors” — Beck
Best R&B Performance “Best Part” — H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar
Best Urban Contemporary Album “Everything Is Love” — The Carters
Best R&B Album “H.E.R.” — H.E.R.
Best Rap Performance “King’s Dead” — Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake and “Bubblin” — Anderson .Paak
Best Rap Song “God’s Plan” — Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels and Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)
Best Rap Album “Invasion of Privacy” — Cardi B
Best Country Solo Performance “Butterflies” — Kacey Musgraves
Best Country Album “Golden Hour” — Kacey Musgraves
Best Jazz Instrumental Album “Emanon” — The Wayne Shorter Quartet
Best Latin Pop Album “Sincera” — Claudia Brant
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album “Aztlán” — Zoé
Best Song Written for Visual Media “Shallow” — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper)
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical Pharrell Williams
Best Music Video “This Is America” — Childish Gambino
Best Comedy Album “Equanimity & the Bird Revelation” — Dave Chappelle
Best Musical Theater Album “The Band’s Visit” — Etai Benson, Adam Kantor, Katrina Lenk and Ari’el Stachel, principal soloists; Dean Sharenow and David Yazbek, producers; David Yazbek, composer and lyricist
Best Instrumental Composition “Blut Und Boden (Blood and Soil)” — Terence Blanchard
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella “Stars and Stripes Forever” — John Daversa
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals “Spiderman Theme” — Mark Kibble, Randy Waldman and Justin Wilson, arrangers
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package “Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic” — Meghan Foley, Annie Stoll and Al Yankovic, art directors
Best Album Notes “Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris” — David Evans, album notes writer
Best Historical Album “Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris” — William Ferris, April Ledbetter and Steven Lance Ledbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical “Colors” — Julian Burg, Serban Ghenea, David “Elevator” Greenbaum, John Hanes, Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin, Florian Lagatta, Cole M.G.N., Alex Pasco, Jesse Shatkin, Darrell Thorp and Cassidy Turbin, engineers; Chris Bellman, Tom Coyne, Emily Lazar and Randy Merrill, mastering engineers
Best Remixed Recording “Walking Away (Mura Masa remix)” — Alex Crossan, remixer
Best Immersive Audio Album “Eye in the Sky – 35th Anniversary Edition” — Alan Parsons, surround mix engineer; Dave Donnelly, P.J. Olsson and Alan Parsons, surround mastering engineers; Alan Parsons, surround producer
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album “Steve Gadd Band” — Steve Gadd
Band Best Gospel Performance/Song “Never Alone” — Tori Kelly featuring Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin and Victoria Kelly, songwriters
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song “You Say” — Lauren Daigle; Lauren Daigle, Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury, songwriters
Best Gospel Album “Hiding Place” — Tori Kelly
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album “Look Up Child” — Lauren Daigle
Best Roots Gospel Album “Unexpected” — Jason Crabb
Best World Music Album “Freedom” — Soweto Gospel Choir
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media “The Greatest Showman” — Hugh Jackman (and Various Artists); Alex Lacamoire, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Greg Wells, compilation producers
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media “Black Panther” — Ludwig Göransson, composer
Best New Age Album “Opium Moon” — Opium Moon
Best American Roots Performance “The Joke” — Brandi Carlile
Best American Roots Song “The Joke” — Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth, songwriters
Best Bluegrass Album “The Travelin’ Mccourys” — The Travelin’ Mccourys
Best Traditional Blues Album “The Blues Is Alive and Well” — Buddy Guy
Best Contemporary Blues Album “Please Don’t Be Dead” — Fantastic Negrito
Best Folk Album “All Ashore” — Punch Brothers
Best Children’s Album “All the Sounds” — Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Storytelling) “Faith – A Journey for All” — Jimmy Carter
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) “¡México Por Siempre!” — Luis Miguel
Best Tropical Latin Album “Anniversary” — Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Best Regional Roots Music Album “No ‘Ane’i” — Kalani Pe’a
Best Music Film “Quincy” — Quincy Jones; Alan Hicks and Rashida Jones, video directors; Paula Dupré Pesmen, video producer
Best Country Duo/Group Performance “Tequila” — Dan + Shay
Best Country Song “Space Cowboy” — Luke Laird, Shane Mcanally and Kacey Musgraves, songwriters
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album “My Way” — Willie Nelson
Best Engineered Album, Classical “Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11” — Shawn Murphy and Nick Squire, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer
Producer of the Year, Classical Blanton Alspaugh
Best Orchestral Performance “Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11” — Andris Nelsons, conductor
Best Opera Recording “Bates: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” — Michael Christie, conductor; Sasha Cooke, Jessica E. Jones, Edward Parks, Garrett Sorenson and Wei Wu; Elizabeth Ostrow, producer
Best Choral Performance “Mcloskey: Zealot Canticles” — Donald Nally, conductor
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance “Anderson, Laurie: Landfall” — Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet
Best Classical Instrumental Solo “Kernis: Violin Concerto” — James Ehnes; Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album “Songs of Orpheus – Monteverdi, Caccini, D’india & Landi” — Karim Sulayman; Jeannette Sorrell, conductor; Apollo’s Fire, ensembles
Best Classical Compendium “Fuchs: Piano Concerto ‘spiritualist’; Poems of Life; Glacier; Rush” — Joann Falletta, conductor; Tim Handley, producer
Best Contemporary Classical Composition “Kernis: Violin Concerto” — Aaron Jay Kernis, composer
Best Dance Recording “Electricity” — Silk City and Dua Lipa featuring Diplo and Mark Ronson
Best Dance/Electronic Album “Woman Worldwide” — Justice
Best Reggae Album “44/876” — Sting and Shaggy
Best Improvised Jazz Solo “Don’t Fence Me In” — John Daversa, soloist. Track from: “American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom”
Best Jazz Vocal Album “The Window” — Cécile Mclorin Salvant
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album “American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom” — John Daversa Big Band featuring DACA Artists
Best Latin Jazz Album “Back to the Sunset” — Dafnis Prieto Big Band
Best Traditional R&B Performance “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” — Leon Bridges and “How Deep Is Your Love” — PJ Morton featuring Yebba
Best R&B Song “Boo’d Up” — Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai and Dijon Mcfarlane, songwriters
Best Metal Performance “Electric Messiah” — High on Fire
Best Rap/Sung Performance “This Is America” — Childish Gambino
Christina Aguilera is headed back to the big screen…
The 36-year-old half-Ecuadorian American singer has joined the cast of Drake Doremus’ Zoe.
Written by The Beauty Inside’s Rich Greenberg, the futuristic love story follows two colleagues at a revolutionary research lab who design technology to improve and perfect romantic relationships. As their work progresses, their discoveries become more profound than they could ever have imagined.
Aguilera, who made her big screen debut opposite Cher in 2010’s insta-cult classic Burlesque, will star opposite Theo James, Rashida Jones, Miranda Otto, Ewan McGregor and Lea Seydoux in the film, which starts production in Montreal next Monday.
Zoe is being financed by Stuart Ford’s IM Global with Scott Free’s Michael Pruss and Kevin Walsh producing with Doremus and Robert George.
Before breaking onto the music scene with “Genie in the Bottle,” Aguilera—a five-time Grammy winner and recurring The Voice coach—appeared on the television series Star Search and The Mickey Mouse Club.
The 59-year-old Panamanian-born Spanish musician and actor will be the next artist to record as part of MTV’s Unpluggedseries for Latin America and the U.S. Latin market.
Bosé will tape his Unplugged set in Mexico City on May 12. The special will air throughout Latin America and the U.S. in September.
Bosé, one of Latin music’s most respected artists, has recorded more than 20 albums since his 1977 debut, Linda, and has had a string of transcontinental hits. However, he says, “I’d never recorded an acoustic album. Finally, it’s going to happen and it’s going to be an MTV Unplugged!”
The notion of taping an MTV Unplugged was first brought up in 2014, when Bosé was a guest at the taping of Pepe Aguilar’sMTV Unplugged, also done in Mexico City.
“He had a great experience and we got word from Warner that he wanted an MTV Unplugged to be his next record,” says Marc Zimet, Vice President of Music and Talent for VIMN The Americas. Zimet met with Warner and Bosés management during the Latin Grammys in Las Vegas and jump-started the conversion. A key factor was that Bosé is now managed by Seitrack, which represents several of MTV’s latest “Unplugged” artists, incuding Kinky, Zoé and Aguilar.
Although details are still under discussion, Zimet says the special will have Cuban performer and arranger Andrés Levin as its musical director.
“It’s going to be a retrospective,” says Zimet, although there will be at least two new songs as well.
What guests Bosé will bring in remains to be seen, but he’ll have many to choose from. Bosé has recorded with virtually every Latin star, and in 2007, released Papito, an album comprised of duets.
“Of course there will be a lot of guests and surprises,” said Zimet. “Miguel has a very specific, creative view and we’re fully supporting him. He has such a great eye for talent.”
The 48-year-old emblematic and enduring Spanish classic rocker will tour the United States this spring in support of his recent MTV Unplugged album.
Bunbury will kick off the tour in Los Angeles, his current hometown, on May 19. More dates in California and Texas immediately follow.
In June, Bunbury will play two consecutive nights at both Chicago’s House of Blues and Irving Plaza in Manhattan.
El Libro de las Mutaciones, Bunbury’s MTV Unplugged album, was released in late 2015.
Draco Rosa, Carla Morrison, Zoé vocalist León Larregui and Pepe Aguilar joined him for the recording in Mexico City. It’s likely some of those artists may make appearances on Bunbury’s tour, although no guests have yet been announced.
Tickets for Bunbury’s Mutaciones tour go on sale tomorrow, February 2.
Bunbury will be touring Latin America in March and April, and will spend the summer performing in his native Spain.
These are the U.S. concert dates and venues:
May 19: Los Angeles, Hollywood Palladium
May 23: Anaheim, House of Blues
May 25: San Diego, House of Blues
May 29: San Antonio, Aztec Theater
May 31: Houston, House of Blues
June 1: Dallas, House of Blues
June 3 and 4: Chicago, House of Blues
June 6 and 7: New York, Irving Plaza
The Latin alternative rock band, led by Andrea Echeverri and Héctor Buitrago, is hard at work on their first studio album since 2008’s Rio, Buitrago tells Billboard.
“We have been playing some new songs on tour and are at work on more,” says Buitrago.
Aterciopelados plans to release the album at the end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017.
Meanwhile, a DVD by Buitrago and Echeverri will be out in February on Sony Music. It will feature versions of well known Aterciopelados songs recorded live in Bogota with guest artists including Zoé singer León Larregui and Spanish fusionist Macaco.
Echeverri and Buitrago reunited in 2014 to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Aterciopelados after working respective solo projects; the band toured the U.S. in October.
Buitrago has also written the music for Another Word For Beauty, a play by Motorcycle Dairies screenwriter José Rivera.
The play, which will feature a live band, centers on the real-life story of contestants in an inmates’ beauty contest held at Bogota’s Buen Pastor women’s prison in Colombia.
Another Word for Beauty opens at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre on January 16.
The Latin Grammy Award-winning Mexican alternative/psychedelic band, which consists of León Larregui (guitar and voice), Sergio Acosta (guitar), Alberto Cabrera (drums), Ángel Mosqueda (bass) and Jesus Báez (keyboards), has been added to the roster of bands set to perform at the massive Vive Latino Festival, taking place in Mexico City from March 27-30, 2014.
Organizers revealed the line-up for the four-day music festival, which includes an additional day compared to last year’s event, on Monday via a video on the Vive Latino web site and, subsequently, a live webcast of a press conference from Mexico City.
In all, more than 150 bands have been confirmed for the festival, which takes place at the city’s Foro Sol.
The 2014 line up demonstrates the festival’s intention to remain faithful to Vive Latino’s origins as a devoted to Latin rock and alternative music.
Artists also include Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Los Bunkers, Los Tigres del Norte, Calle 13, La Maldita VecindadPlacebo, Enanitos Verdes, Anita Tijoux, Fito Paez, Julieta Venegas, No Te Va Gustar, Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra, La Santa Cecilia, La Vida Boheme, and recently formed Latin American metal supergroup De La Tierra.
A film festival and environmental event that will coincide with the music festival were also announced.
He’s been proclaimed “the singer-songwriter of the pueblo”… But Espinoza Paz could be called this year’s most influential musician in Mexico.
The 30-year-old Mexican artist has received four nominations for the 10th annual Premio Nacional a la Música Grabada Oye!, which are presented annually by the Academia Nacional de la Música en México for outstanding achievements in the Mexican record industry.
Paz received nods in the Popular Album, Popular Song, Norteño Solo Artist or Group and Banda Solo Artist or Group categories.
But Paz wasn’t the only artist to receive four nods… 43-year-old Mexican rockera Alejandra Guzmán scored the same number of nods.
Meanwhile, Zoé, Joan Sebastian and Calle 13 received three nominations, while Shakira, Cristian Castro, Marco Antonio Solís, Los Tigres del Norte, Franco de Vita, Río Roma and Ha*Ash received two nods each.
Nominations are determined by a jury of approximately 2, 500 experts in the music industry.
The Premio Nacional a la Música Grabada Oye! 2012 awards show will take place on February 9, 2012.