After a couple of years to think about it, Nelly Furtado follows up her hit album Loose with an all-Spanish language album. Contains the hit single "Manos Al Aire."
If You Want It is the follow-up album to Pacha Massive's All Good Things; the music is a funky, bilingual fusion of dub and electronica with Latin rhythms like cumbia and palo.
Fans of Miami's Jon Secada might be surprised to hear his new album as Expressions is a Jazz album. If you're a fan of his Latin sound, this might not be the album for you but those who love his smooth voice should be in for a treat.
Mana fans are already familiar with Sergio Vallin since he's at the heart of the band with his distinctive guitar. This album, though, is something a little different as Vallin provides guitar back-up to a cast of great female singers including Ana Torroja, Rosana, Joy Juerta (Jesse & Joy), Natalia Jimenez (La 5ta Estacion) and more.
Cuban soul rock is not something you hear much of but Canadian Alex Cuba delivers it with panache. Cuba is also the man fellow-Canadian Nelly Furtado turned to when she was faced with creating an Spanish-language album.
The first Latino hip hop artist to sell a million records, the South Bronx native was on the fast track when he suddenly was felled by a heart attack at the age of 29, just two months before the release of his second album, Yeeeah Baby. In tribute to the rapper, filmmaker Vlad Yudin directed a 93-minute documentary feature chronicling the rappers life; this album contains music from the film - some of the best of Big Pun's work.
The son of bandleader Mario Ortiz, trumpeter Mario Ortiz Jr pays tribute to his father with a hot album full of old-style Latin swing. He gets lots of help with friends Gilberto Santa Rosa, Andy Montanez, Ismael Miranda, Cheo Feliciano and lots, lots more.