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3 items by Ernesto Lechner

  • Fania All-Stars, the Sound of Latin New York in the Seventies, Will Reunite in L.A.

    Fania All-Stars, the Sound of Latin New York in the Seventies, Will Reunite in L.A. | ARTICLE

    Fans of Latin funk and lush Afro-Cuban grooves remember the Seventies with glee, when the New York salsa explosion made Latin music appear as edgy and unpredictable as rock & roll. At the core of this movement...

    May 16, 2013 2:55 PM ET
  • Yes Revisit Three Classic Albums in L.A.

    Yes Revisit Three Classic Albums in L.A. | ARTICLE

    "It's strange, you know," former Yes drummer Bill Bruford once told me. "Songs like 'Siberian Khatru' sound really hip these days." Bruford was right. The six studio albums that British quintet Yes released between 1971 and 1977...

    March 7, 2013 2:10 PM ET
  • Laundry Service

    Laundry Service | ALBUM REVIEW

    On the spanish-language albums that elevated her to Latin-rock-goddess status, Shakira Mebarak sounded playful, bohemian and rebellious. On her English-language debut, she sounds downright silly, but the blame is not entirely hers. Surrounded by a battalion of...

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM ET
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