Calle 13 Guitarist Mark Rivera Presents ‘El Psychodeli’

I know. I heard. We all remember what we were doing, at the exact moment we heard the disturbing rumor—that Calle 13 would be no más. I personally was attempting to cook arroz con habichuelas when my comadre called. I blacked out. I don’t remember a thing except the smell of beans burning. Breath easily—it’s […]

  • Aug 13, 2015
  • 9:35 AM

Viral Calle 13 #Ayotzinapa Video: EL AGUANTE MEXICANO

This dropped today on Calle 13’s Facebook page. It is a video of mexicanos toasting for a better Mexico, as Calle 13’s “El Aguante” plays in the background. Post by Calle13 oficial.

  • Nov 21, 2014
  • 6:11 PM

A Calle 13 ‘MultiViral’ Global Art Project (VIDEO)

What does “MultiViral” mean to 15 artists from around the world? This video from Calle 13’s official channel explains.

  • Aug 27, 2014
  • 8:48 AM

NPR’s AltLatino Streaming Calle 13’s New “Multi_Viral” Album

Our friends at NPR’s AltLatino tweeted to us this morning: We’re premiering the new Calle 13 album today. Streaming it for a week @latinorebels @ThisIsFusion @Latina — NPR Alt.Latino (@AltLatino) February 27, 2014 New Calle 13. First listen. Listen to it here by individual tracks or here by full album.

  • Feb 27, 2014
  • 10:14 AM

OUTERNATIONAL’S “We Are All Illegals” Debut Video Features Tom Morello, Chad Smith, and Calle 13

Today NYC-based rockers OUTERNATIONAL released a new video for We Are All Illegals, the eponymous single off the album released just before the New Year, Todos Somos Ilegales: We Are All Illegals. This bilingual cinema-in-sound concept album focuses on the border, the USA, and the system that criminalizes those who create the wealth it rests upon. The album features collaborators Tom Morello, […]

  • Jun 27, 2012
  • 12:10 PM

iLe on Song and Protest (A Latino USA Podcast)

On this episode of Latino USA, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Ileana Cabra —better known under her stage name iLe— opens up about her music journey and the power of protest and song.

  • Jan 11, 2023
  • 12:05 PM

Brownlisted: New Year, Same Bull

A rundown of the Latino-centric news from the first week of the new year.

  • Jan 6, 2023
  • 12:24 PM

In Third Album ‘Nacarile,’ Puerto Rico’s iLe Draws on Turmoil of Recent Years (INTERVIEW)

When Puerto Rico’s beloved songbird Ileana Cabra Joglar, better known as “iLe,” was in lockdown during the pandemic, she did what she does best: she made music. In those tense times, she managed to compose a new solo album, ‘Nacarile,’ released on Friday, October 21.

  • Oct 21, 2022
  • 5:28 PM

Residente Brings Reggaetón Back to Its Roots (OPINION)

By embarking on his quixotic crusade against the corporate turn of the genre, Residente reconnects listeners with the insurgent roots of reggaetón and reminds us that the genre can be a vehicle for social change—not just for profit.

  • Mar 9, 2022
  • 11:27 AM

OPINION: The Elite Politics of J Balvin

By only speaking out when it serves him and openly praising far-right politicians, Balvin has aligned himself with the elite instead of those fighting to build a better world.

  • Sep 17, 2021
  • 11:04 AM

LOUD: The History of Reggaeton

LOUD: The History of Reggaeton Episode 1: The Zone First stop: Panamá. We meet three Afro-Panamanian friends —all descendants of West Indian canal workers— who start translating Jamaican dancehall songs into Spanish, and performing them at neighborhood soundsystem parties. Renato makes the first reggae en español hits and sells cassettes to commuters on tricked-out buses, […]

  • Aug 5, 2021
  • 10:59 AM

Listen & Laugh with Los Rivera Destino

Los Rivera Destino have perfected music that elegantly embraces humor while bringing into play socio-political issues, current events, and personal narratives.

  • Jun 28, 2021
  • 3:36 PM

Rita Indiana’s Pan-Caribbean Rebirth (A Latino USA Podcast)

Maria Hinojosa speaks with Rita Indiana about her new album, her queer Pan-Caribbean identity, and why she decided to leave the music scene.

  • Apr 13, 2021
  • 11:51 AM

Dominican Artist Rita Indiana Releases New Single ‘Miedo’ to Celebrate Pride Month

Rita makes a connection between the latest track about a passionate love so strong it’s scary and the feeling of fear the LGBTQ community overcomes and conquers daily.

  • Jun 26, 2020
  • 3:49 PM

Dominican Artist Rita Indiana AKA La Montra Returns With Explosive New Video ‘Como Un Dragón’

With this latest release, the singer-performer-songwriter also known as La Montra, is announcing her comeback, with a fusion of rap lyrics over metal rock sounds and urbano flow.

  • Apr 24, 2020
  • 3:22 PM

Portrait Of: Residente (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode of Latino USA, Maria Hinojosa sits down with Residente to talk about his activist childhood and to dig into the mind of the man o dig into the mind of the man who has experimented with so many musical genres.

  • Mar 3, 2020
  • 4:20 PM

Puerto Ricans Protest in Anger Over Unused Emergency Aid

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of people joined a protest Thursday organized by Puerto Rican singer René Pérez of Calle 13 fame in a demonstration reminiscent of those that ousted the island’s former governor last year. Anger is growing over emergency aid that until recently sat unused in a warehouse amid ongoing earthquakes.

  • Jan 23, 2020
  • 7:32 PM

La generación del ‘yo no me dejo’ exige la renuncia de Ricardo Rosselló

En las primeras elecciones en las que pudieron haber votado ganó Ricardo Rosselló, y hoy demuestran que saben que pueden despedirlo.

  • Jul 21, 2019
  • 11:57 AM

Los Rivera Destino’s Bolero Collaboration With Benito Martínez (AKA Bad Bunny) Is a Celebration of Fathers

This is Bad Bunny’s first track under his birth name, Benito Martinez. And he sings a bolero.

  • Jun 16, 2019
  • 9:00 AM

Portrait Of: Rubén Blades

Latino USA sits down with the author of the popular song “Pedro Navaja” to discuss highlights of his monumental career, his new record, and his take on current affairs.

  • Oct 16, 2018
  • 12:55 PM

iLe Discusses New Video ‘Odio’ and Its Poignant Message During Live Interview

Grammy winner sits down with Latino Rebels and explains why she decided to pay tribute to the Cerro Maravilla murders of 1978.

  • Aug 15, 2018
  • 4:05 PM

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