Blood for life. Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom. There's really no typical way to classify DJ/Producer/Comedy duo Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom, better known as Nadastrom, as anything but original. With music that makes you want to start a mosh pit yet salsa dance at the same time, their parties have ... More >>
He makes musical statements, too: Quantic Hey there Latin lovers! Er, make that Latin music lovers. If you like rhumba, meringue, salsa, son, cumbia, and other variants on the South-of-the-border theme, you might not want to miss the debut San Francisco appearance of Quantic and his Combo Barbaro ... More >>
Napoleon HabeicaYerba Buena snagged a great musical act for this Friday's opening of its new Wallworks exhibit: Mexican Institute of Sound. The band is the brainchild of DJ /producer/president of EMI Mexico Camilo Lara, who uses the moniker as an excuse to mix together traditional Latin music wit ... More >>
DJ Beto is the perfect subject for a DJ Q&A. He's a Latin Musicologist who digs through bug-filled crates in Central and South America in order to find the choice cuts from Costa Rica, Columbia, Cuba, and beyond. When Beto gets retro, he's feeling mambo jazz and classic salsa, and he's busy on a ... More >>
DJ Roger Más goes for the Latin flavor whether you're talking records or restaurants. The KALX DJ turned Mission turntable master lists off his favorite taco trucks unprompted, and he keeps the vinyl bilingual on both sides of the Bay. Every Saturday, you can ask for mucho Más at the Make-Out Room ... More >>
Take a trip down to Rio for a taste of Carnaval.
Diplo, Bonde do Role, and CSS bring on the funk
The passionate beat and sultry scene of Mambo overcome a weak script
Get off your high horse and listen to some fine world music at "Putumayo: Latinas -- Women of Latin America"
The Man, the Myth, O Mito: João Gilberto makes a rare concert appearance this weekend
Bobi Céspedes casts a Yoruban spell over Afro-Cuban jazz
Innocent Bossa in the Mirror (Tropical Music)
In Latin bands, it used to be that women were singers or nothing at all. Not anymore.
Music Typewriter (Hannibal)
West Coast Latin jazz
Rita Lee Hoje E O Primeiro Dia Do Resto Da Sua Vida Os Mutantes Technicolor (Philips)
Bebel Gilberto; Phantom Chords; Dadafest; Go-Nuts
Can Cesar Ascarrunz and Los Van Van, swimming in contradictions, turn the Cuban ideological ferment into the dance of the century?
Orixa's rock en español is a stew of global ideas. Just don't call it Latin music.
Vivendo de Pão starts -- but doesn't stop -- with Brazilian grooves
Arto Lindsay's Prize
Night Crawler's guide to Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Booze and Boogie
The mariachi-punk of Los Super Elegantes
SF Weekly contributors salute the best (and worst) music of 1995