The Trinity of Raptivism

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 […]

GNSF! Here Are Los Momentos

It would be rude to talk about Tijuana’s music scene without mentioning the latest from the ever exquisite Julieta Venegas. Los Momentos is her sixth studio album and has already garnered critical acclaim, hitting the Top 3 — it even hit No. 1 in Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela. On June 1, the Los Momentos world […]

GNSF! Larry Hernandez is El Amigo de Todos

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 […]

GNSF! Vanessa Zamora Debuts en San Diego

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 […]

GNSF! Tijuana’s Madame UR Does Del Mar

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 […]