Our current issue, Latin Beat Magazine salutes all the female bandleaders, musicians, vocalists, DJs, dance instructors, and music industry professionals that keep Latin music alive and ongoing in our city.
The 8th Annual "Mi Son Cubano" Festival will be held on Sunday, May 2nd, at the Frank G. Bonelli Park in San Dimas, featuring salsa singer Rey Ruiz and his Orchestra. For tickets and more information, call (714) 522-6208 or visit www.habanapromotions.com.
Cinco de Mayo celebrations around town include The Conqa Room's Cinco de Mayo Festival at the Nokia Plaza in LA Live, as well as in the Conga Room nightclub, on May 5th, with performances by Sheila E and the E Family, Mariachi Guadalajara, and Poncho Sánchez and his Latin Jazz Band.
Percussionist/bandleader Louie Cruz Bertrán will be performing at Vitello's in Studio City, on May 5th.
Singer Yamila will be performing at Café Monsoon in Santa Mónica (3rd Street Promenade), on May 5th.
Phil Robinson & Sonora Borinqueña will be featured at Café Sevilla in Riverside, on May 5th.
Los Titos perform every Thursday night at Ortega 120, in Redondo Beach. This unique duo--featuring Alberto Mirabal (guitar and vocals) and Rudy Mangual (percussion)--delivers a well-balanced repertoire of Latin American classics and contemporary compositions, as well as popular hits performed in a relaxed bohemian setting.
Cuban singer/songwriter Carlos Varela will be in town on May 6th for a special performance at the Echoplex, in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles.
The Conga Room celebrates rock en español with performances by Kinky (May 6th), Jumbo (May 12th), Inspector (June 3rd), and Sussie 4 (June 9th).
The American Legion's Borinquen Post 508 will be hosting its Annual Mother's Day Salsa Dance on Saturday, May 8th, at the American Legion Post 790 in West Covina. Headlining the event will be Johnny Polanco y su Conjunto Amistad and DJ Papo "El...