manlio Celotti: global music executive

Membran Entertainment Group establishes itself as an international force, garnering multiple 2017 Grammy nominations with Jacob Collier Anderson .Paak, Joey Alexander and René Marie. Artists traditionally begin their careers in their home country and then make their way to the rest of the international music scene. Membran, an entertainment and label services company headquartered in Hamburg,…

Irene Diaz. Reina de la canción de amor for Valentine’s Day

Irene Diaz is Los Angeles’ modern day torch singer-songwriter, who, in a very short amount of time, has gained national acclaim as the Queen of the Love Song -Reina de la canción de amor. Starting in late 2011 Irene began playing her brand of soaring love songs in venues from coffee houses to  Hollywood’s House of Blues. …

The Rocketz

The East LA-based power trio, The Rocketz, are a blend of high energy rockabilly and punk rock. Founded with the late Mexican-American drummer Andrew Martinez (March 11, 1983 – January 11, 2009), better known as Andy DeMize,  the band now consists of Gretsch Artist and front man, Tony Red-Horse, Nick “Chango” Anchondo on upright bass, and Anthony…

Cinco Santos

Cinco Santos began its journey in 2007 and came together as a complete band in 2009, creating a Latin genre of their own. Their music is a fusion of revamped sounds from Latin rock, pop, and gypsy guitar, with urban Latin beats to provide the groove that’s really rockin’! This combination of styles created Cinco…

Los Hollywood: excitement in any language

The best word to describe Los Hollywood is excitement!  Lead singer and bassist Heidy Flores joined with drummer Gustavo Mojica and guitarist Mark Mondragon to create Los Hollywood, a SoCal-based band whose Latin rock in English and Spanish is as infectious as it is joyful. Their debut  EP Los Hollywood, produced by the multiple Grammy…

La Victoria: an all-girl trio plays Mariachi for a new generation

La Victoria is an all-female Mariachi group, composed of Vaneza Marie Calderón, Mary Alfaro Velasco and Rosalie Rodriguez. The trio takes a very respectful contemporary approach to traditional Mariachi. They write music that engage audiences with the lively joy of traditional Mariachi but which is uniquely modern and uniquely theirs.  The band’s goal is to…

Angélica Rahe: Flamenco fire from a Double Platinum artist

Angélica Rahe combines soulful, soaring vocals, a fiery Spanish guitar, and bilingual compositions that mix her Spanish gypsy roots with American Pop and Soul. She is a Double Platinum songwriter who truly embodies what it means to be a “world artist.” Having grown up traveling the world, from a young age she was able to capture…

Singer/songwriter Nancy Sanchez: a gifted voice in any language.

Nancy Sanchez is a singer-songwriter with a gifted voice and distinct lyrics.  She is known as a superb jazz singer but she also mixes pop and jazz and Latin and other genres into her repertoire.  With musical influences that include Joni Mitchell, Regina Spektor, Feist, Paul Simon and Billy Joel,  Sanchez is well prepared to…

Buyepongo: LA’s unique Afro-Cuban/ Cumbia/hip-hop/ funky dance band

Buyepongo is LA’s unique Latin/Afro-Cuban/Cumbia/hip-hop/funk dance ALM band. There is simply no one like them. Buyepongo came together initially as friends playing punk and hip hop music in high school. After the original group went their separate ways, co-founder  Edgar Modesto and a few friends embarked on a life-altering backpacking trip through Belize and Guatemala where…

Gloria Estrada is a musical treasure who has enriched the songs and albums of many stars and bands over the years as well as entertained audiences across the nation.  She is a multi-instrumental virtuoso, equally at home with an electric guitar, a guitarrón, a Vihuela , an accordion, a standup base, or an electric base.  She…

Palenke Soultribe

Palenke Soultribe, a live electronic production collective is a new generation of Colombian musicians  that deconstructs Afro-Colombian rhythms and blends them with modern beats, catchy basslines and synthesized arpeggios.  Based in Los Angeles, Palenke Soultribe (PST) puts on energetic shows, consistently releases  new albums and remixes,  and always pushing the envelope visually and conceptually.  Originally…

Changüí Majadero

Changüí Majadero is the East LA-based  band  devoted to spreading the joys of changüí, the granddaddy of salsa, the music of bucolic Caribbean-steeped Eastern Cuba. Both the music and the band have a raw intensity and grace that lovers of folk music, jazz, and blues listeners will appreciate.  Gabriel Garcia, guitarist, tresero, and founder of…