Latin American / Mexican / Mexican / MUSIC

Los Tigres del Norte bring their roar to Disney Concert Hall

Also see my preview article, “Los Tigres del Norte to make history at Walt Disney Concert Hall,” published in the Los Angeles Times. Los Tigres del Norte plays at the same venues that host rodeos, professional bull riders and country fairs.  So its show last Friday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall offered the band an opportunity … Continue reading

[Oxy Weekly] Day of the Dead: Rituals Remixed
LATIN AMERICAN/LATINO / Mexican / Occidental Weekly

[Oxy Weekly] Day of the Dead: Rituals Remixed

This Latin American holiday has undergone transformations in the United States that have extended its celebration beyond conventional reverence for the dead to include expanded festivities favoring skulls and bones in an open-ended political forum. Continue reading

Argentinean / Latin American / Occidental Weekly

[Oxy Weekly] Bajofondo Rocks The Roxy

The eclectic musician behind the soundtracks to 21 Grams and plays a sold out show on Sunset It is Saturday evening on the Sunset Strip and the Roxy’s lights illuminate the street trash whipped up by the Santa Ana winds. The marquis announces the date: “October 11,” and performer, “Santaolalla and the Bajofondo Tango Club.” Outside, a … Continue reading

Jewish / Latin American / MUSIC / Occidental Weekly

[Oxy Weekly] ¡Viva Yiddish! Yields a Musical Melting Pot

Shalom, amigos! Imagine Klezmer clarinets, blaring brass, banda ballads, crazy congas, vigorous violins, fine flutes, syncopated steps, awesome oom-pah-pahs, amplified accordions, giant guitarrones and hilarious good humor! Is it a wild dream? No, it’s a performance by the ¡Viva Yiddish! Project at California Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles. Each summer, Grand Performances at California Plaza … Continue reading