Tuesday's Global Hit comes from the South American country of Uruguay, where percussionist Daniel 'Tatita' Marquez is working to get his country's music better known around the globe. Reporter Betto Arcos profiles Marquez.
Gustavo Galindo describes his music as a mix between American rock and the 'Latin landscape of sound'. That reflects his identity as a Mexican-American. Galindo's first album was just released this month. Reporter Betto Arcos has the story.
Betto Arcos is from Xalapa, the capital of the Mexican state of Veracruz. It's a place where drug-related violence has taken hold. Arcos has the story of a music group from his hometown that's been transformed by the fear on the streets.
Camelia La Texana is a tragic, mythical figure made famous by a smash hit song from the 1970s. But many Mexicans, aided by the media, still believe that Camelia and her story are real. Gabriela Ortiz tried to find out why — by writing an opera.
Radio producer Betto Arcos isn't used to being on the other side of the microphone. But when a Mexican filmmaker chose Arcos to be a subject in a documentary on successful Mexicans in the United States, how could he refuse?
We have a story of a Flamenco musician in Los Angeles. But he's not Spanish ... he's Armenian. Vahagni's family left Armenia in September 1991, just a few weeks before the collapse of the Soviet Union.
La Cuneta Son Machín is a band from Nicaragua composed of young musicians whose older family members were musical superstars during the Sandinista regime. They didn't want to sound old, but they wanted to use the same record producer, which has resulted in a Grammy nomination.