Celia Cruz

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    30 Seconds With Los Rakas

    Los Rakas are a bilingual hip-hop duo from Oakland, California. The group consists of Panamanian cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun, and their music is a mix of Panamanian and Caribbean music such as salsa, reggae, dancehall, and merengue, with hip-hop, R&B, and soul sprinkled on top. We spoke briefly ... More >>

  • Film

    July 30, 2009

    That Other Rumble in the Jungle

    Documenting an epic concert in Zaire, Soul Power puts on quite a show.

  • Music

    July 16, 2009
  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Summer of Salvation

    The Terminator is back. Plus lots of other movies we can't wait to see this season.

  • Music

    January 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Sonidos y Mas: NovaLima

    Novalima Coba Coba (Cumbancha) If you hear similarities between Novalima's modern Afro-Peruvian music and the rhythms brought from Cuba by Celia Cruz and Tito Puente in the '50s, you're on the right track: Peruvians have borrowed a lot from the Africans taken to South America as s ... More >>

  • Music

    July 26, 2007
  • Music

    April 12, 2007

    Classic Cuban CDs

    Reissues of six classic Cuban CDs

  • Music

    August 31, 2006

    Who You Gonna Call?

    Some of Houston's best salseros aren't Latino

  • Music

    July 1, 2004

    Lila Downs

    Una Sangre (Narada)

  • Music

    March 11, 2004

    Who Cares!

    Thalía and Paulina make like drag queens to stir up interest over their new CDs

  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Rock Death in 2003

    Exhuming and scoring last year's pop-music demises

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    Always Darkest Before the Dawn

    Trotting out the clichés for a year-ender piece

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Computer Error

    When it comes to local facts, don't rely on

  • Music

    August 1, 2002

    Still Sweet

    Celia Cruz pours on every kind of azúcar

  • News

    August 1, 2002

    Big John and Little Joe

    Space City's tallest and shortest musicians rule the 2002 Houston Press Music Awards

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    Low Fidel-ity

    There's more than just the Gulf of Mexico between musicians in Cuba and those from Cuba

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    Crystal Clear Persuasion

    Alvaro Barretto's relatives are out to catch a killer