Although Concha Buika was born in Majorca, her parents were political refugees from Equatorial Guinea in West Africa. However her life was in Spain and her music is a mix of soul, hip hop, jazz, Spanish copla and flamenco.
- Jul. 9: Miami, FL - Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
2. Vicente Fernandez
The ever-popular, ever-touring 'King of Ranchera,' Vicente Fernandez, is back on the road; here are the current concerts on his tour itinerary.
3. Ivy Queen
Reggaeton fans who appreciate a feminine twist on their rap can see Ivy Queen in L.A. this month.
- Jul 10: Los Angeles, CA - The Conga Room
4. Grupo Niche
I always feel like celebrating when I see that Grupo Niche is in town, because Colombian salsa dura has never been as good as when this seminal group performs. If you aren't in Houston or New York, there will be additional dates in August.
- Jul 11: New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
- Aug 1: Houston, TX - Houston International Jazz Festival
5. Tito El Bambino
After Tito El Bambino left Hector y Tito for a solo career, there were a lot of people thinking he wouldn't make it on his own. Boy, were they wrong. Don't forget to check out his new album, El Patron.
- Jul 11: Lawrence, MA - Roxy Lawrence
6. Premios Juventud
You will be able to watch this program live on Univision, but wouldn't it be lots more fun to see it in person? Well, Florida natives can purchase tickets (actually, anyone can purchase tickets) and see their favorites 'in the flesh.'
- Jul 16: Coral Gables, FL - Bank United Center
7. Eva Ayllon
Eva Ayllon is one of the icons of Peruvian music and, if you've listened to her March 2009 album Kimba Fa' you'll quickly become addicted.
- Jul. 17-18: New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
8. Concierto de La Independencia De Colombia with Jorge Celedon
- Jul. 18: New York, NY - WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Spend an evening enjoying tejano /norteno music with one of the genre's favorites, Intocable.
- Jul 18: Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
- Jul 25: San Jose, CA - San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Here's a concert that should bring joy to Brazilian music fans as Ceu visits both coasts.
- Jul 14,15: Seattle, WA - Triple Door
- Jul 17: Hollywood, CA - Roxy Theatre
- Jul 21: New York, NY - HighLine Ballroom