Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:00:00 -0400For almost two years now, Cubans, like Harold López-Nussa, have witnessed enormous changes taking place in their country. Diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States have been restored. And for the younger generation, the future sure looks bright. López-Nussa has witnessed that change personally. Not only is it easier to travel, but he's been signed to a record label here in the States.(image)
Cuban musician Harold López-Nussa is pictured here, in Havana.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:00:00 -0400Composer Mehmet Ali Sanlikol is a Turkish-born Muslim American. He says his latest album is "Sufi-influenced contemporary jazz."(image)
Turkish-American composer and musician Mehmet Ali Sanlikol is pictured here.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 13:45:00 -0400Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle and others are taking part in an 11-date tour that they hope will raise money and awareness about global refugee crises.(image)
Emmylou Harris is pictured with Eritrean refugees.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0400This Sunday, Colombians will vote on the peace agreement signed by the government and the FARC guerrillas, ending 50 years of war. At the annual music industry festival known as Bogota Music Market, young musicians there were eager to talk about the prospect of peace.(image)
The electropical hip-hop band Systema Solar takes the stage at the Bogota Music Market.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:00:00 -0400It's the second anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico. The group El Changui Majadero is based in LA and recorded a song about it for their self-titled, debut album.(image)
Pictured are members of the LA-based band Changui Majadero.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 12:30:00 -0400It's much more than just a bunch of gray-suited politicians taking swings at each other. Although it's that, too.(image)
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11:15:00 -0400The island of Crete is a crossroads for migrants and refugees. It's there that musician Stelios Petrakis finds his inspiration.(image)
Stelios Petrakis backstage during stop in New York earlier this year
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:45:00 -0400Adrian Quesada grew up in Laredo, Texas — minutes from Mexico. He's a bilingual musician with his Latin rock band, The Echocentrics, performing tunes in Spanish and English.(image)
Musician Adrian Quesada grew up in the border town of Laredo, Texas.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:30:00 -0400A pop performer known for his flamboyancy on stage, prolific songwriting and bestselling tunes, Juan Gabriel died over the weekend of a heart attack. He was 66.(image)
Pop singer Juan Gabriel was not your typical Mexican macho singer.
Courtesy of juangabriel.com
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:30:00 -0400Did the Olympics whet your appetite for Brazilian music?(image)
Born in Milwaukee, with roots in Sierra Leone, Boima has been traveling the world for years researching music across the African diaspora.
Courtesy of Boima Tucker