source: San Diego CityBeat In Sherman Heights, where Prayers frontman Rafael Reyes grew up, summers were far from picturesque. Low-income households are the norm, air conditioning is scarce and taking days off at the beach generally isn’t an option for the neighborhood’s working-class families. This environment serves as the backdrop for “Gothic Summer,” the lead […]
Bay area rapper Alpha Leo smoothly hits us with a history lesson in Christianity with his lead single, “Jesus Was Black.” The 33-year old’s verses are painstakingly well-written proving Jesus was a Black man. Alpha Leo weaves historical facts, Bible and Illuminati theories with precision. It’s not as hook-friendly or as complete as Kanye West’s […]
I’m pretty sure Afrika Bambaataa, KRS-One and Chuck D are smiling over their sons of the new school: Immortal Technique, Bambu and Odessa Kane. Together, these three MCs from three different cities united for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda at WorldBeat Center on Sunday. The concert was a grassroots relief effort, with 100 percent of […]
As seen on NBC 7 “SoundDiego” Recently, our very own Dita Quinones had a chance to speak with the members of Mexico City’s charming indie rock buzz band Hello Seahorse! during their show at Black Box Tijuana.
Latina Magazine’s Oct. cover girl & “Glee” star Naya Rivera Latina Magazine outdid itself with this year’s Hollywood Hot List for the Oct. issue featuring Naya Rivera. The party was held at the Old Hollywood-ish The Redbury Hotel on Vine Street. Many head-turning Latino stars made it out to strut the red carpet including, Casper; […]
Source: The ironic and curious pairing of a name such as Larry Hernandez is like being named Pancho Smith, but it’s just one of those things that American Latinos do so well — rocking cultures of both sides of La Frontera successfully. He is one of Los Angeles’s greatest American Latino entertainers and he’s currently […]
Source: There’s few things more exciting than hearing that a Tijuanera alternative-pop singer/songwriter has been signed to Carla Morrison’s indie label, Pan Dulce Productions. Enter 21-year-old Vanessa Zamora, a classically trained pianist and guitarist born and raised in Tijuana. At first glance, she seems unassuming, with a natural pretty look — no make-up, wears her […]
Source: Hopefully you caught a glimpse of the dramatic flair of Madame UR y Sus Hombres at the San Diego County Fair on June 30. Performing on the Coors Light Rock-On Stage, she performed songs that echoed modern feminism with a soulful cabaret jazz sound. It was a reminder that she has the discipline and […]
Life can’t better than being able to rock an interview with the rock God from Colombia. Juanes is one hell of a human being who’s started from the bottom to the top keeping his cumbia folk rock roots in tact. Check out my interview with him at San Diego’s Humphreys by the Bay.
Source: PODER MAGAZINE by Dita Quiñones Gina Rodriguez derives motivation from an internal dialog running through her mind: “What do you mean the shade of my skin says ‘I’m not capable of telling a story?’” The Puerto Rican actress used that me-against-the-world attitude to win over a dismissive New York University casting director for the […]