Thee Commons . Going places fast!

Since banding together in 2012, psychedelic cumbia-punk trio Thee Commons have made waves far beyond their hometown of East LA. Featuring los hermanos Pacheco these romp ‘n’ rollers have managed not only to marry unlikely genres – psychedelica, cumbia and punk – into perfect pastiche harmony.  They toured through the United States doing 35 shows…

Flor de Toloache

Latin Grammy winner Mariachi Flor de Toloache make New York City history as its’ First and Only All­-Women Mariachi Group. Founded in 2008, Mariachi Flor de Toloache is lead by singers Mireya I. Ramos (founder) & Shae Fiol (founding member).The group started as a trio, Harp, Violin, and Vihuela. Today, they perform as a full Mariachi…

La Misa Negra. powerhouse dance grooves

La Misa Negra is a powerhouse 7-piece band founded by composer, guitarist, and accordion player, Marco Polo Santiago, known for their unique blend of heavyweight cumbia and high-energy, Afro-Latin music. They produce electrifying performances that mix dance grooves and punk rock, horn and accordion-driven riffs, and a vintage-inspired sound that seems to never stop as long…

Professor Jessie Vallejo rocks Mariachi around the world.

Music took Professor Jessie Vallejo from a childhood in Liverpool, N.Y. to Spain, to a village in Ecuador to stages at Mariachi festivals in Cuba, and eventually to Cal Poly Pomona where she is now an assistant professor of Ethnomusicology, the study of music in its cultural context. Growing up, Vallejo felt drawn to music: …

The legendary Lysa Flores, musician, pioneer, activist,

Lysa Flores was a been a pioneer in LA’s East Los alternative scene as a teenager with talent in music, acting, and activism.  A first-generation Mexican-American who was named by Newsweek as one of “20 young Latinos to watch in the new millennium”, Flores started her own record label in 1998 developing a unique style…

Coast City

Coast City is the union of Jean Rodriguez  — Luis Fonsi’s younger brother — the Sony Latin artist who did a bilingual R&B album back in 2005-2006 and Danny Flores, the incredible piano player, songwriter, producer, arranger, vocal coach and show director and producer whose versatile ability to play many styles and genres has placed…

Los Hollywood returns to MusicaFusionLA with a new single

Lead singer and bassist Heidy Flores, drummer Gustavo Mojica and guitarist Mark Mondragon are 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 Award-winning Thom Russo, fuses Latin rhythms with British pop rock and American rock…

Singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, force of nature. Francisca Valenzuela

Singer, songwriter, poet, designer, entrepreneur and unstoppable force of nature, Francisca Valenzuela is a phenomenal multifaceted artist who has commanded stages in Latin America, Europe, and the US.  Born in San Francisco, USA, of Chilean parents and now living in LA, Francisca’s meteoric career includes three successful albums, world tours with platinum artists, a Latin…

SIN COLOR releases their debut album

Sin Color is a young, fast-rising  South Los Angeles based duo that is transforming traditional Latino and classical styles of music into pop soundscapes. Lead singer Crisia Regalado has trained in opera singing since she was ten years old and uses her operatic singing voice to deliver original pop songs, driven by the superb guitar chops…

The great Chino Espinoza, LA’s (and the world’s) salsa king

Costa Rican-born vocalist Mirley Espinoza, known as “Chino El Sonero”, recorded and released his first CD for Warner Brothers in the 1990s as the lead singer in the “Opa-Opa” band. He went on to sing with top musical group, like the Malibu Salsa All Stars, The L.A. Jazz All Stars, The RMM All Stars Band…

Maladjusted. The top Smiths/Morrissey band in USA from right here in LA

LA-born and based Maladjusted is one of the top Morrissey/Smiths tribute bands in the country.  Formed in the fall of 2011 by a bi-cultural group of musicians with a common passion for the British music sensation and a love of the music created by the late 1980’s band The Smiths and its founder Steven Patrick…