In 1995, David Byrne's Luaka Bop label released Afro-Peruvian Classics: The Soul of Black Peru, a compilation that begins with a song by then-lesser-known vocalist Susana Baca. Since gaining global attention, the singer has won two Latin Grammys, served as Peru’s Minister of Culture, and from 2011 to 2013 was the chair of the Inter-American Committee on [...]
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Many established and up-and-coming artists in cumbia, rock, electronica, funk, soul, reggae, hip-hop, and various other genres attended the 10th Annual Latin Alternative Music Conference, which took place July 7-11 at New York City’s Roosevelt Hotel.
While most of the artists at the LAMC spent their days in the hotel mingling with record executives, the nights [...]