The August/September edition highlights everything from Kinky to Dave Navarro, to summer barbeques, Brazilian-cut bikinis, and a look at the next urban hot spot, Boyle Heights
The August/September issue of Tu Ciudad Magazine, the English-language guide to Latino L.A., has now hit the newsstands. The 20-page music showcase delves into the world of L.A.’s local Latin music scene featuring articles and profiles on trendsetters and tastemakers including Academy-Award winning producer Gustavo Santaolalla, local guitar hero Dave Navarro, and electronica-alternative rock favorites, Kinky.
The Music Issue covers artists, producers, and talent inspired by the hypnotic, rhythmic, and eclectic sounds of rock, rap, ranchera, ska, Norteño, Mexican corridos, soul, acid jazz, and R&B. Read about Gustavo Santaolalla, the man behind the Oscar-winning movie score of Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain. He has also worked with some of the world’s top pop and Spanish-language stars such as Nelly Furtado, Julieta Venegas, and Juanes. Commenting on rock en español, one of the most popular Latin music genres, Santaolalla states, “We’re in a transitional period right now. But it’s always been like this: things get a little quiet and then, boom – there’s a whole new generation of artists doing new things.”
Also in this issue, Dave Navarro, co-host of CBS’ Rock Star: Supernova, reveals the moment he fell in love with guitars in “Guitar Diary”; electronica quintet Kinky provides tips on “How to Survive Being in a Band”; Louie Pérez of Los Lobos and banda singer Yolanda Pérez share “The Five Albums that Changed My Life”; and in a timeless photo essay, Lionel “Chico” Sesma – one of L.A.’s first bilingual Mexican-American radio personalities – relives the days when he brought legendary Latino acts such as Celia Cruz and Tito Puente to the Hollywood Palladium.
The editors note that no music issue is complete without revealing a lineup of talent to be on the lookout for. Check out profiles on fast-rising local favorites Los Abandoned, Jae-P, The Sirens, Upground, and Carlos “Loslito” Guaico. The jam-packed issue also takes a look at the changing face of Boyle Heights and tells us why it is L.A.’s next hip neighborhood.
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