Paco de Lucia, born in 1947, was a great Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist from Andalusia. He brought the flamenco from Spain to the world. He is said to have died in the Mexican resort of Cancun as a result of a heart attack on thuesday.Rest in Peace! Listen to his concert live in Pula in 2006:
Music from El Salvador/Mexico/ the US – Mayaztek
Mayaztek is a group of musicians from El Salvador, Mexico, and Los Angeles. They are performing a blend of Cumbia, Reggae, and Punk. Listen to their nice song “Different Day” and watch the nice music video!
Music from Mexico – Rodrigo y Gabriela
Rodrigo y Gabriela is the second studio album by Mexican musical duo Rodrigo y Gabriela. It was first released in Ireland on February 17, 2006, where it debuted at #1 on the Irish Albums Chart. The album included covers of Led Zeppelin’s”Stairway to Heaven” and Metallica’s “Orion”, two artists whom the duo say influenced their music.
The song “Tamacun ” has been also part of the Soundtrack of the Pilot of “Breaking Bad ” Season 1
Music from Mexico – Los Cuates de Sinaloa
Negro y Azul from the soundtrack of the 7th episode of the 2nd season of Breaking Bad. It opens by sampling Negro Y Azul, a narcocorrido ( a drug song ) by Los Cuates de Sinaloa, cowritten by Vince Gilligan, inspired by the events depicted in the series, also called the Heisenberg song
Here you can find a good interview with the band explaining http://blogs.amctv.com/breaking-bad/2009/04/los-cuates-de-sinaloa-interview/
Music from Mexico – Maná
Maná is a pop rock band from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, which already won three Grammy Awards. The were founded in 1978 and play a mix of pop, rock, latin pop with influences from Reggae. Listening to this song often while cycling traing on the home trainer, I thought I’d share it with you to. “Vivir Sin Aire” is so dreamy good!!!
Listen to their classic Clavado en un Bar
Music from the US – Calexico
Calexico is an US-american indie rock band from Texas. Here’s their nice song “Crystal Frontier”:
Music from Mexico – HopPo
HopPo! is the name of Café Tacvba frontman Rubén Albarrán’s side project. Albarrán formed this band while Café Tacvba was on break during 2010.
Music from the US – Lhasa De Sela
Lhasa de Sela (September 27, 1972 – January 1, 2010), also known by the mononym Lhasa, was an American-born singer-songwriter who was raised in Mexico and the United States, and divided her adult life between Canada and France. Her first album, La Llorona, went platinum in Canada and brought Lhasa a Félix Award and a Juno Award.(wiki ) , seh sings in three different languages , english , french and spanish , she died very young at the age of 37 ……
Music from Mexiko – Tribal Monterrey
3BallMty or Tribal Monterrey is a latin pop trio fom Monnterrey which popularized the tribal guarachero style. (Typical are the boots with a length up to 1,5 to 2 metres ) Here is their Number one hit from Mexico “Intentalo”
Music from Mexico – Salma Hayek
Did you realize that Salma Hayek, a Mexican actress is also known for her music? Here’s her nice song “Siente Mi Amor”: