Monday, May 26, 2008

Vive Latino 2008

Los Lobos

Sonidero Nacional

Didi Gutman (Brazilian Girls)

Este fin de semana fue el festival Vive Latino en la Ciudad de México, las bandas que mas me gustaron fueron Los Lobos, El Sonidero Nacional. En la carpa de backstage estuvo Didi Gutman de Brazilian Girls pinchando discos.

This weekend was the Vive Latino festival in Mexico City, the bands that i liked the most were Los Lobos and Sonidero Nacional. In the backstage tent/lounge Didi Gutman (Brazilian Girls) did a great dj set.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Poet, Mónica de la Torre

Listening to one of my favorite podcasts "Lunch Poems", I came across this great young poet, Mónica de la Torre. She has several books published and writes for BOMB and The Brooklyn Rail. Btw, I was wondering anyone out there have some of their favorite podcasts they would like to share? I also listen to Ritmo Latino, The Fader, Frank Prattle, Fecal Face Dot Com, and recently Fistful of Ganas.

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Roots - What They Do

The Roots came out with a new album this month. So I had to reminisce with this awesome video featuring Bay Area native, Rafael Sadiq.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


ACT NOW! Visit a Replica of a Guantanamo Prison Cell in Miami, May 8 – 11

Urge the U.S. government to do the right thing: stop torture, charge detainees and give them fair trials or release them, and close Guantánamo.

Where: Bayfront Park, Tina Hills Pavilion 301 N. Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL

National Cell Tour Launch Event Thursday, May 8: 11:30am to 12:30pm, with Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA and special guests.

Jamnesty Concert Saturday, May 10, 1pm - 8pm, featuring Cornerstone, Lox the Rippa, Brimstone, and the Heartbreakerz breakdancing crew. WITH SPECIAL GUEST MARY ROBINSON at 2PM! Mary Robinson is a former President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Open Hours
Thursday, May 8: 11:30am – 8:00pm
Friday, May 9: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 10: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday, May 11: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Admission to the cell and all events is free

If you need more information, email

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Hay muchos restos de historias tiradas en el suelo de la Baja California Sur.. aquí algunos ejemplos...

There are a lot of stories dropped on the soil of Baja California Sur (Mexico)... here some samples...

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Pinker Tones at closing night party for Heineken TransAtlantic Festival Saturday night

Heineken TransAtlantic Festival presents
The Pinker Tones
Saturday, May 3rd, 7 pm
North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Opening set by ArtOfficial
Admission is $20 on sale online, or by phone (305) 672-5202
or BASE (Lincoln Road), Sweat Records (Miami), Books & Books (Coral Gables), Via Brazil (North Beach)
AFTER SHOW PARTY AT BOTECO, 916 NE 79th Street, Miami

DJ Popstars The Pinker Tones return to Miami, in support of their new release this spring for Nacional Records, Wild Animals. Professor Manso and Mister Furia, joined by DJ Nino, armed with turntables, mixers, soundboards and theremins, make euphoric Latin-tronica dance music from an eclectic blend of snippets - bossa nova, 60s lounge, soundtracks, groovy beats. From Barcelona's history of anarchy and wealth, eccentricism and immigration, comes a group at the heart of the Catalan cultural explosion. First collaborating in summer 2001 for a TV soundtrack, they quickly became an in-demand group for Djs gigs and producing. The Pinker Tones have been featured on Ugly Betty, they have performed on the Great Wall of China, in Red Square in Moscow, on stage at Sonar, and now for a night of dancing under the stars at the North Beach Bandshell.

The opening set is by ArtOfficial, a Miami-based group. They describe their sound as a mix of jazz with Hip Hop, filtered through Miami's unique Latin-dub sound. Like Barcelona, this city has also found a distinct rhythm from the clash of our own melting pot - traditional Latin rhythms mixed with electronica.

Enjoy a recent feature on PRI The World, visiting the crew in Pinker Land: click here

Visit The Pinker Tones online:

Visit ArtOfficial online