USPS to release Latin Music Stars Stamps


USPS plans to release stamps honoring legendary Latin music stars, among them Mexican American singer Selena.

More on this story:

http://www.thedailyswarm.com/headlines/usps-announces-latin-music-legends-series-stamps-featuring-selena-tito-puente/

SELENA’S WIKI PAGE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selena

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Soulful Mexicans


Just heard on Twitter that the 1st song “Besame” (Kiss Me)  is doing really well on the charts & I had heard talk about it before, but just hadn’t gotten around to listening to it. I finally listened to it and it’s really good, very romantic song.  Once again Camila makes it on to the blog with this live performance of the song. These guys are so talented! They’re brilliant composers and awesome musicians. Song number two is a song I found and knew instantly I had to share. This girl’s got some killer vocals. She’s classy, she’s jazzy what a mellow and soulful vibe.  Hope u have a romantic evening & ENJOY!

Mexico at 200: The Young Generation Young Composers & Tomorrow’s Icons


LIVE NOW !

From Q2music Alondra de la Parra @alondradlp hosts 2 centuries of Mexican symphonic music. 8pm to midnight on Q2, or stream now !         http://www.wqxr.org/articles/q2-music/2010/may/28/mexico-200-younger-generation/

Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo on Mexican Money


Today the Banco of Mexico known as Banxico placed  new 500 peso bills into circulation which depict celebrated Mexican artists: Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo. The new bills are equiped with special security measures and are the final in a series of  new bills that first began to be released back in September ’06.  The front of the bills will have Rivera’s self portrait and the reverse will have his wife’s, Frida Kahlo’s self portrait.

Among the special features which will serve to distinguish authentic bills are:  three dimensional threading, a section of  the bill will be color changing, micro script, and a watermark.

R.I.P. Roberto Cantoral


A sad time for not only the entertainment world but for all romantic music lovers everywhere. “It’s a great loss for the Mexican Artistic community.” stated fellow singer/composer  Armando Manzanero.  Legendary talent,  iconic figure, singer/composer Roberto Cantoral father of actress Itati Cantoral who passed away in Toluca August 7th 2010 was mourned yesterday August 8th, his illustrious career celebrated, and final goodbyes were said at the famous Palacio de Bellas Artes= Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City. His closest friends, colleagues, and prominent figures of the entertainment industry were present to pay their respects. His career began when his brother and he formed the duo “Los Hermanos Cantoral” in 1950. He  later went on to be part of the trio “Los Tres Caballeros”.  During his time with the group he made a great impact when it came to the Mexican Ballad, among the places where the group toured were : Japan, USA, & Argentina . He turned soloist in 1960, after a 15 year career as a performer, he then  turned composer.

One of his most famous works “Reloj no marques las horas” = Clock don’t mark the hours

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Held the position of :  Executive Council of  the Mexican Society of  Writers and Composers since 1982.  Special guest on global, hit entertainment shows such as:  the Arthur Garfield show (USA)  the Alice Bontorno show (Italy), Gran Parada (Spain). His personal appearances surpassed the amount of 1,500 in 120 countries during his year career his 15 year career as a singer.  Named “Mr. Amigo”  & an “Honorary Citizen” in Texas. The only non government official to have spoken at   Congreso de la Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual = International Congress of Intellectual Property.

FAMOUS ARTISTS THAT HAVE INTERPRETED HIS SONGS:

Placido Domingo

David Bisbal

Luis Miguel

Marco Antonio Muñiz

Sara Montiel

Emmanuel

Frank Pourcel

Jose Feliciano

Maisa Matarazzo

Neil Sedaka

To name a few.

picture cedits:

beth-alcyoneus.trip0d.eu

Mexican Artist of the Day


It’s Sunday, time to kick back and relax. Well, what can be more relaxing than admiring beautiful art?  I actually  found out about our featured artist through a tweet by Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa (Mexican League, team America/ El Tri  soccer star).  Diego Anaya is a talent native to Mexico City , one who can check pro soccer player & gifted artist off his “Things I want to become” list.  Just to get an idea of what kind of flavor his paintings have, his inspirations growing up included artists like Modigliani, Dali, and Warhol to name a few. Diego eventually got the chance to have artist Guillermo Canseco take him under his wing.  Thanks to the opportunity of being able study under this  artistic professional of 30 years Diego was able to exhibit and sell his work in several parts Mexico and a few major cities in the U.S.

I really wish I could post a picture of his work, but I’m not quite sure how that works, with all the copy write stuff. I’m not sure if I’d be ok to post something so long as I link it back. =S  Just  follow the links guys, his work is really cool.  So far my fav piece is “Thinking about sex & love” it evokes vibrant emotions. Well enjoyness much as always & let’s not forget to spread the word and support Mexican talent whenever possible =D

For a full bio and more info on the artist’s work please visit:

http://www.diegoanaya.com/

http://diego.3rdward.com/

Feliz Cumpleaños a ti: Frida Kahlo’s 103rd birthday


Today marks the 103rd birthday of one of the most renowned, and influential Mexican painters of the middle twentieth century. “Frida Kahlo”  is  #2 on Twitter’s Worldwide  TT(trending topics list), Google celebrated with a doodle, and numerous commemorative articles are being diffused…  just to name a few of the ways  she is being honored and remembered today.

Bio & other cool Frida Links:

http://www.fridakahlo.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frida_Kahlo

http://www.artchive.com/artchive/K/kahlo.html

http://www.pbs.org/weta/fridakahlo/index.html

http://www.fridakahlofans.com/mainmenu.html

http://www.ocaiw.com/catalog/index.php?lang=en&catalog=pitt&author=464&page=1

Pictures of Frida

http://www.google.com/images?q=Frida+Kahlo&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=cpozTPlvwfycB53OjYkE&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CD0QsAQwAQ

Empowering Art project inspired by Frida

http://blog.pigtailpals.com/2010/07/self-portraits-frida-kahlo-and-preschoolers/