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…