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Mexican duo goes from undocumented immigrants to US music idols

 06/13/2017 - 06:13
Gabriel (L) and Martiniano Berrelleza (R), members of Los Cuates de Sinaloa, during an interview with EFE in Phoenix, Arizona, United States on June 9, 2017. EFE/Beatriz Limon

After leaving their native state of Sinaloa, Mexico, 20 years ago to head north across the border, the cousins Gabriel and Nano Berrelleza founded Los Cuates de Sinaloa, a Mexican "corrido" band that became one of the most popular of its kind on both sides of the border.

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Gabriel (L) and Martiniano Berrelleza (R), members of Los Cuates de Sinaloa, during an interview with EFE in Phoenix, Arizona, United States on June 9, 2017. EFE/Beatriz Limon

Top 5 Artists You Should Be Listening To This Week

 06/06/2017 - 14:42
Churupaca, Martin Buscaglia, Jarabe de Palo, Onda Vaga, Pedropiedra.

This is AL DÍA News's weekly recommendation of Latin American music that you should be listening to right now.

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Churupaca, Martin Buscaglia, Jarabe de Palo, Onda Vaga, Pedropiedra.

San Miguel Pérez: "I wanted to mix the Cuban culture with the California sound"

 06/05/2017 - 04:13
Cuban musician San Miguel Perez has burst onto the Los Angeles music scene with his electro-acoustic "tres" - a traditional Cuban guitar-like instrument with three double steel strings and pedals - and has created a fusion of the sounds of his native land with rock and pop. EFE/Courtesy Criteria Entertainment
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Cuban musician San Miguel Perez, who lives in Los Angeles, presented this week his new disc, "Un Poquito de Amor Everyday,"  a fusion of the sounds of his native land with rock and pop.

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Cuban musician San Miguel Perez has burst onto the Los Angeles music scene with his electro-acoustic "tres" - a traditional Cuban guitar-like instrument with three double steel strings and pedals - and has created a fusion of the sounds of his native land with rock and pop. EFE/Courtesy Criteria Entertainment

"Violence is cowardly": Rap and poetry bring a new reality to Mexico's slums

 05/31/2017 - 02:38
Members of urban rap group Radio Tepito Sound System (L-R) Cesar Cova, Daniel Cruz, Arianna Ramos and Adan Romero In Mexico City, Mexico, May 30, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman
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Tepito, located in the heart of Mexico City, is going through a social revolution thanks largely to the urban rap group Radio Tepito Sound System, which is out to bring a new reality to a poor neighborhood notorious for violence and drug trafficking.

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Members of urban rap group Radio Tepito Sound System (L-R) Cesar Cova, Daniel Cruz, Arianna Ramos and Adan Romero In Mexico City, Mexico, May 30, 2017. EFE/Mario Guzman

Loisiada Festival: a happy prelude to Puerto Rican National Day Parade

 05/29/2017 - 03:47
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade celebrates America’s Puerto Rican culture in New York City on the second Sunday in June. 
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The festival, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, takes place a few days before the great celebration of Puerto Rican culture in the city, the Puerto Rican national parade.

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The National Puerto Rican Day Parade celebrates America’s Puerto Rican culture in New York City on the second Sunday in June. 

"Not Welcome Here": Trump Lands in Brussels to attend NATO Summit Amid Protests

 05/25/2017 - 05:56
US President Donald J. Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (L) wave as they board the 'Air Force One' plane at the 'Leonardo da Vinci' airport in Fiumicino, near Rome, Italy, 24 May 2017, on their way to Brussels, the next leg of his first presidential tour. EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
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Thousands of protesters welcomed the US President in a city he once called a “hellhole”. Trump is meeting with leaders of European Union and the NATO military alliance to discuss a new joint coalition to fight Islamic Terrorism. He has been critical of both blocs.

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US President Donald J. Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (L) wave as they board the 'Air Force One' plane at the 'Leonardo da Vinci' airport in Fiumicino, near Rome, Italy, 24 May 2017, on their way to Brussels, the next leg of his first presidential tour. EPA/ANGELO CARCONI

"Mexico Lindo" in Cannes 2017

 05/25/2017 - 02:42

From the iconic photo of the Mexican actors“dream team”  to mariachi celebrations,  the 2017 Cannes Festival edition has embraced Latin American culture.  Mexican director Michel Franco pesented “April’s Daughter,” with  Spanish actress Emma Suárez, another vision of yet another Latin American broken family.

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From left: Francois-Henri Pinault, Gael García Bernal, Salma Hayek, Diego Luna, Alejandro González Iñarritu, Guillermo del Toro, a guest, mexican director Alfonso Cuaron and photography director Emmanuel Lubezki at the moment of arrival at Cannes Festival. EFE/Sebastien Nogier

Ulises Bella: "We've always combated all that crap that Donald Trump talks about"

 05/05/2017 - 04:08
The genre-bending Los Angeles band Ozomatli, known for its protest music and pro-diversity activism, is launching an almost entirely Spanish-language album featuring covers of classic and contemporary Mexican hits.  EFE/Faizah Rajput
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The new album of Ozomatli, which is titled "Non-Stop: Mexico to Jamaica" and will be released today, is aimed at showing solidarity with the Latino community.

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The genre-bending Los Angeles band Ozomatli, known for its protest music and pro-diversity activism, is launching an almost entirely Spanish-language album featuring covers of classic and contemporary Mexican hits.  EFE/Faizah Rajput

Top 5 de artistas que deberías estar escuchando esta semana

 04/25/2017 - 15:27
Okills, iLe, Triciclo Circus Band, Kalfu y Los Reyes Vagos son los artistas que AL DÍA recomienda para ti esta semana. 
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Nuevas joyas de la música actual latinoamericana, para sumar a un playlist latino diferente.

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Okills, iLe, Triciclo Circus Band, Kalfu y Los Reyes Vagos son los artistas que AL DÍA recomienda para ti esta semana. 

Alex Lora: "No politician is safe"

 04/12/2017 - 07:27
Photo provided on Apr. 11, 2017 showing Mexican singer Alex Lora during an interview with EFE in Mexico City on Apr. 5, 2017. EFE/Denisse Torres
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Alex Lora marks 48 years as Mexico's rock'n'roll idol.His songs have criticized many Mexican presidents and some Americans too.

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Photo provided on Apr. 11, 2017 showing Mexican singer Alex Lora during an interview with EFE in Mexico City on Apr. 5, 2017. EFE/Denisse Torres