I hardly find the time to listen to podcasts, but for Ritmo Latino I gladly make an exception. The show is recorded in Poland, aired in Micronesia, presented by an American, and consists of an eclectic selection of Latino tunes. Did somebody say 'global village'? (Almost reminds me of that blog by two Belgian students, written in English, focusing on Spanish-language music ;))
Another noteworthy blog: ¿Revolución, No? is a lesson in latin music history. With fully downloadable out-of-print albums!
VivirLatino brings the best news of 2007: Soda Stereo might reunite for a tour! I hope the legendary band (lead by our favorite rockero, Gustavo Cerati) will record some songs again too.
And the weirdest announcement of late might be this: reggaeton icon Hector 'El Father' wants to become a pediatrician. Blog Reggaeton reports his main reason is 'not being afraid of needles'. Something tells me most parents will not take the writer of "El Tiburón" and "Gata Celosa" very serious as a doctor.
US presidential candidate Barack Obama is reaching out to latino voters. Reggaeton-style! A support group called 'Amigos de Obama' recorded this catchy campaign song. Guanabee has the lyrics!
And finally, mestizo legend Manu Chao lets you download his new single for free. "Rainin in Paradize" sounds a bit different because of the distorted guitars, but essentially it's just another ripoff of his successful 1998 debut Clandestino. We leave you with the video to his earworm hit "Me Gustas Tú"!